Coal resurgence threatens climate cha...

Coal resurgence threatens climate change targets

There are 5 comments on the The Guardian story from Oct 28, 2012, titled Coal resurgence threatens climate change targets. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Coal is enjoying a renaissance, with the highest consumption of the fuel since the late 1960s.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#1 Oct 29, 2012
It is the problem that LOCAL responsible action can be countered by those that are NOT responsible players. Thus the reduction in coal use in the US as they switch to gas makes coal cheaper for the nations that are NOT trying. And leads to a big export market for those coal producers in the US that are now looking at stockpiles of the stuff.

All this says, and it has been repeated over and over is that the solutions MUST be global. And the only solution that would be acceptable to both developed and developing markets is a 'carbon tax' that each country can implement and rebate or use to offset other taxes. That is the only 'fair' means of lowering carbon globally.

But there will be more stupidity before the facts are accepted.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#2 Oct 29, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
It is the problem that LOCAL responsible action can be countered by those that are NOT responsible players. Thus the reduction in coal use in the US as they switch to gas makes coal cheaper for the nations that are NOT trying. And leads to a big export market for those coal producers in the US that are now looking at stockpiles of the stuff.
All this says, and it has been repeated over and over is that the solutions MUST be global. And the only solution that would be acceptable to both developed and developing markets is a 'carbon tax' that each country can implement and rebate or use to offset other taxes. That is the only 'fair' means of lowering carbon globally.
But there will be more stupidity before the facts are accepted.
Or we could simply not sell North American coal abroad.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#3 Oct 29, 2012
Northie wrote:
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Or we could simply not sell North American coal abroad.
Money rules in Capitalist society. Of course, the Capitalists have most of the money so they get to vote the moneys 'proxy' and they vote for more money for themselves no matter WHAT the cost to others.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#4 Oct 30, 2012
Now for the bad news:
Coal Dominates U.S. Power Generation:
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As per the EIA report, with Australian mines back in operation, U.S. coal exports are expected to decline to 100 MMst in 2012.
http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/80266/coal-in...
PHD

Cibolo, TX

#5 Oct 30, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
Now for the bad news:<quoted text>
Do tell all. So the care giver you see and the meds your on will not help. Sooooo sad tooooo bad but you should have used protection.

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