Energy use and geology: hand in glove. The majority of geologists in college go into energy markets. The coal industry is struggling to deal with pollution from coal burning. One solution is to pump all the excess gases into the earth. I am totally against this for geological reasons. Just as the holding of any pollutants inside the earth is simply moving forwards in time the consequences of our own pollution is a bad idea. And the earth has just switched gears yet again after the huge series of powerful quakes in China have begun to fade. The Mid-atlantic rift is now having big quakes, the latest being in Iceland. And a geologist is reading a paper about earthquake clusters and how they are global after big quake events.