Burn All This Coal and the Earth Will Fry and Die
Best science indicates that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 60% before 2050 if we are to have a stable climate that mostly resembles what we have now. There is no way this will be achieved by burning even a fraction of the coal that still remains available. This “clean coal” propaganda is just crap – the whole process of burning coal and then sequestering the carbon, as well as liquid gas made from coal, are untested technologies that at the moment are little more than vaporware. Yet the coal industry is rebounding. The recent announcement of a climate pact between the U.S. and the world's other major coal producers is little more than claptrap, as the coal industry takes a nod from the oil industry on how to squelch the type of energy and climate policies required to save the Earth. Fossil fuel criminals they all are.