Tim Ball is an environmental scientist of great repute and on the front lines of the battle with the green thugs.
He asserts that the Coal industry has to start fighting back. No doubt, they have been mugged and dragged for providing affordable clean electricity. Damn shame such a fine bunch of people would suffer from the eco politics arrayed against the coal production and electricity generation business.
There is no doubt in my mind that coal is an important part of the picture, coal plants are efficient and clean and all the business about carbon dioxide has been shown to be a house of cards built on a fanatic attitude.
One thing that continues to irritate me is the pictures with the plumes of water vapor. Even our allies do that–water vapor, boy that’s a terrible pollutant, and CO 2 is tasteless, odorless, invisible and an essential part of our ecology–the more the better for food production and drought resistance. More CO2 and maybe my pasture would perk up.
I say in 10 years we will want some warming and we will regret any efforts to mitigate Green House Gases. There is no doubt carbon dioxide increases food production and we can ignore the hand wringing ubanite comfortable lefties.
Do us 1st worlders have a right to withold progress for the 3rd? Electricity is so important to a good infrastructure. Try to live after an ice storm takes down the lines–then you’ll get the picture, unless you bought a big generator.