Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Welcome to the Appalachian Coalfields Climate Change Forum Internet homepage --

Please note that the apparent "post dates" at the beginning of each headlined section are used for formatting and are not the date of the original posting.

The ACCC Forum's purpose is explained in a (somewhat dated, 2008) Statement of Purpose post, and a related Op-ed. The Forum is dedicated to the memory of the coal miner, hydrogeologist, and activist Richard diPretoro (1949-2003), who tried to look at issues about coal with his "eyes wide open."

You may send comments and reports of broken links to  Posting reader comments is not a feature.

From 2007 to 2009, this site collected about 125 major links to somewhat durable information about climate change and the Appalachian Coalfields; the links are in a "Library of Major Resources." Beginning in July 2013, this Library is being pruned; and it is anticipated that new links will be posted and added. About 350 more ephemeral links from that period are also listed in the "Library of Other Resources."