Let me point out once again that I am no fan of coal. I’m not buying this who “clean coal” thing, and besides being dirty, coal production damages the actual environment, not too mention the health problems to those who work mining coal. That said, we need a viable replacement, especially in terms of cost, before doing away with it. This opinion piece is very supportive of coal, as written by Mark I. Pfau, a professional geologist, who’ll certainly be dismissed as a dupe of fossil fuels companies and his information dismissed
It is a fundamental tenet of debate that your argument fails when your underlying premise fails. So far this year four guest columns (Russ Doty, Jan. 1; Dick Barrett, Jan. 5; Michael Ober, Jan. 6; and Gary Aitken, Jan. 20) have all argued the need to end Montana’s coal industry to fight climate change. Dick Barrett decries “misinformation” on the part of Colstrip supporters, but misses the point that the purveyors of man-caused climate change are the roots of all climate misinformation. The long reality is that climate change is caused by, well, climate change; not the burning of fossil fuels by man.
Mr. Pfau provides some actual facts, something Warmists hate, before getting to
Much of today’s science is basically astrology; drawing interpretations to support a predetermined objective largely established by government and the science funding machine. When government-funded science has a solution which means more taxes (carbon), more unelected government regulations (Environmental Protection Agency), agency refusal to release the science behind their decisions (EPA, NOAA, NASA), abdication of science to the United Nations, and the de facto nationalization of the energy industry; then we should all be very afraid.
It warms my heart that more and more people are starting to understand what the whole ‘climate change’ movement is about, and actively speaking out on it. I’ve been saying this for damned near a decade.