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Clean Power Plan Means Death for Coal

Climate Change Weekly #182 In 2008, then presidential candidate Barack Obama remarked, “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them. … Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” Four major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy in just the past 15 months. In his obsessive/compulsive battle to fight theoretical catastrophic anthropogenic climate change, President Obama is keeping the candidate’s promise to destroy the...

Even Alarmists View Hansen Warning As a Farce

Climate Change Weekly #181 [Subscribe] With great fanfare James Hansen, former head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the godfather of global warming alarmism, pre-released in late July a paper warning, once again, of the dire consequences of impending, runaway, human-induced climate change. And once again, Hansen is out of touch with the evidence and the science – but this time, even Michael “hockey stick” Mann and Kevin Trenberth are saying so. The new paper by Hansen and 16...

Rising Global Coal Use Dooms Carbon Dioxide Goals

Climate Change Weekly #180 Stories at Vox.com highlight the main problem facing those hoping to stem the rise in greenhouse gas emissions. While the fortunes for coal-fired power plants in the U.S. have declined under President Barack Obama, internationally, coal power is resurgent. According to BP’s Statistical Review of Energy, coal consumption has been accelerating worldwide since the end of the 1990s. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reports coal is the...

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