The ongoing demonization of coal
From the Puffington Host
The Poison We Never Talk About in School
The most dangerous substance in the world is barely mentioned in the school curriculum. Coal.
According to the International Energy Agency, burning coal creates more greenhouse gases than any other source -- including oil. James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and arguably the world's foremost climatologist, has called coal "the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on the planet."
Hansen is morphing into a complete joke. The GISS is flat-out dead wrong yet still continues to milk the warming claim. Lots of nice grant money for those who drink the kool-aid and play along with the marxist meme of the decade.
And, as 350.org founder Bill McKibben pointed out recently in a remarkable article in Rolling Stone magazine, "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math," from a mathematical standpoint, it is demonstrably impossible to prevent the climate from spinning out of control with unimaginably horrible consequences, if we burn the fossil fuels that energy corporations are in the process of exploiting and selling. And the worst fossil fuel from a climate standpoint is coal -- responsible for 45 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, a third more polluting in terms of carbon dioxide than oil, and twice as polluting as natural gas.
Weepy Bill is even more of a joke. A non-scientist and believer in positive climate feedback and runaway warming. Both demonstrably proven to be false.
So when you think about Superstorm Sandy, melting ice caps, wildfires in Australia, drought in the Southwest, floods in Pakistan, climate refugees from Bangladesh, dying polar bears and species you've never heard of, increased rates of asthma, and farmland that can no longer be farmed -- think coal.
A perfect case of confusing weather for climate. Sandy? The East Coast has been pasted by even larger storms in the past. This summer, with all the heat, fully one third of the record temperatures set in the United States were for cold temperatures.
The author of this crap is co-director of the Zinn Education Project which I presume is named after revisionist Howard Zinn. Are these congenital idiots trying to push revisionist crap like this in our schools? They need to be soundly mocked and rode out of town on a rail...
Posted by DaveH at February 2, 2013 5:24 PM