Quote:according to some work by MIT published in the journal Nature
Quote:While I am putting together my longer piece (holiday's and family obligations keep me from working on it quite as much as I would like) on the evidence for climate change this caught my eye.
Quote:Of particular importance in the current political climate. That at min. seeks business as usual. We have an administration that went to a climate change summit and pushed the use of coal...
The irony in that last sentence is that coal, beyond being a heavy pollutant, has already been overtaken economically by clean energy. Coal workers want to be re-trained for work in a viable industry. What Trump is doing is akin to opening up bags of garbage on the street to give more work to garbage men.
Or going to a summit on the health effects of cigarettes and trying to point out the benefits of cigarettes.