Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Our Futile and Silly Attempts At Reducing Coal Consumption

Talk to any global warming alarmist and they will tell you that coal is, by far, the dirtiest power producer of all.  So, it is only logical that -- in their minds -- the world should abandon this planet-killing form of power production.  However, while the U.S. and Europe are busily forcing coal out of business and out of existence through various forms of legislative actions such as carbon taxes and severe limits on emissions, Asian counties like China and South Asia/India are increasingly producing and consuming more coal than the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world could possibly eliminate; and, at a very fast rate.  Here is the "worth-a-thousand-words" picture that tells that very story:
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With global temperatures flat for 18 years and, at the same time, coal usage exploding in Asia, it is really hard to see the connection between coal consumption and global warming. 


Chart Source: International Business Times: Coal Growing Its Share Of Global Energy Mix Despite World's Greening Efforts:

August 2014: Global Temperature Update – Still no global warming for 17 years 10 months:

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