“Coal is the great contradiction in government policy on climate change. There are good reasons for slowing and halting coal mining.“
This guy really believes the output of climate models.
IT IS more than half a century since Russian scientists noticed the melting of Arctic ice and wondered whether the world was getting warmer. By the 1970s, more and more scientists were confirming that the world was indeed experiencing a warming trend and suggested that human activity was partly causing it by increasing the proportion of carbon dioxide and other gases, such as methane, in the atmosphere.
It is only recently that the dire consequences of global warming have begun to be modelled by sophisticated computer programs.
It has become clear that the warming of the oceans is likely to lead to inundation of large areas of currently inhabited land, including some of the world’s largest cities, while changing rainfall patterns will cause massive disruption to present food growing areas and practices. These effects of global warming will take decades or more to be fully felt, but by then it will be too late for humans to undo them.
Although there is general agreement among climate scientists about the dangers we face, governments have been slow to respond to the approaching calamity in ways that might avert the worst effects of global warming.