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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Oh there’s as bad or worse coming around the bend with tar sands, and when those nice byproducts of increased fracking are floating your boat.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Everyone who has studied English literature knows about the fogs of London (actually smogs). Every year, sick children and old people died, but let’s face it, sick children and old people die. Then at a show of prize cattle, the cows died from the smog and Britain mostly banned coal for home heating (with a very few exceptions). And today, London is mostly fog-free (and British poetry has gone downhill).


    But as far as I know, most American cows live with no problems massive antibiotics can’t cure until they reach the abattoir, and we all know that old people and sick children die, so no reason to make any changes that will certainly, according to all the fossil fuel company experts (and who knows more about fossil fuels than the industry experts) cause the economy to crash worse than in ’29.

  3. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    (and British poetry has gone downhill).


    I found all of this contribution amusing but I laughed when I read that line.

  4. Technojunkie

    Technojunkie GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Finish figuring out thorium reactors like China and India are doing and coal goes away. Far safer and more efficient than uranium and no good for making bombs, the latter reason being why it was shelved during the Cold War.

  5. Quipss

    Quipss said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    http://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/

    Only 7500 deaths directly attributable per year.

    America, but hey I live mostly near forest, but I’ve heard people enjoy the “improved air” taste of microscopic particles.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Predictions are the delayed crash of 2008 will come back for a bigger encore in 2016. Just ripe for the Fraternity, Oligarchs and Plutocrats, will make their next big move to gain direct control over us.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Technojunkie

    Thorium another wish not coming true. First let us take solar and wind energy to the max. Then tidal forces before we look at dangerous, expensive nuclear reactors.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Yes, improved air fought against tooth and nail by the companies claiming it would put them out of business. We get it ever time action is taken outside the market to protect us all.
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    Our bills would go down if we funded a crash development of our non-carbon energy infrastructure.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Too much of anything is bad including CO2. We have billiions of tons of it more than normal because humans dug it out of their 300 million year old natural sequester, into our atmosphere. A fact you can’t acknowledge cuz it would ruin your shtick.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Before NIXON signed the “Clean Air Act”, we could look across the L.A. basin from our house, and spot every oil refinery out there by the orange plumes rising into a brown sky, and that was at 6 a.m. before the rush hour traffic started. People were dying, just like London, and no coal was being used in the region. Things cleaned up for a while, but removing regulations, or letting the industry write them, has reversed some of that progress.


    That’s what the new regs on coal are all about, and the coal industry will go bankrupt by them, just as all the oil companies did after the “Air Act” passed.

  11. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Technojunkie

    Yes, they are a potential technology for the future. But they won’t be built unless we can figure out how to set them up in Kentucky, West Virginia and Wyoming (the biggest coal-producing states).

  12. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    So, Harleyquinn (and I STILL think your icon is cute)j, you deny coal-burning power plants in the USA as significant sources of air pollution (but at least you acknowledge them as such in China), and therefore CO2 is not a problem. But global climate change is just that -GLOBAL- and denying the science of warming temperatures and rising sea levels won’t mean they won’t happen. Science is true whether you believe it or not (to quote Neil Degrasse Tyson). To reduce CO2 levels (or even just to slow down their increased concentration in the atmosphere and oceans) will require multiple technologies in nearly every country. America should lead in this effort — part of the burden of being the world’s most powerful nation.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Coal fired plants in China are creating smog in America.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    The so called “hockey stick” measurements have been proven over and over. Up goes the CO2 soon after up goes the over all temperature for the Earth.
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    Only you call CO2 a “demon” such flagrancy does you no credit. And those big bads run by those who don’t care who they kill or destroy.
    Show you? Are you blind? Don’t have internet access? Sure just for you, the obvious shown for the skeptic…
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    Health effects of coal
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    This article is part of the Coal Issues portal on SourceWatch, a project of CoalSwarm and the Center for Media and Democracy. See here for help on adding material to CoalSwarm.
    Coal 101: What’s Wrong with Coal?

    There are a number of negative health effects of coal that occur through its mining, preparation, combustion, waste storage, and transport. Negative health effects from coal use within the U.S. include:1

    Reduction in life expectancy (particulates, sulfur dioxide, ozone, heavy metals, benzene, radionuclides, etc.)Respiratory hospital admissions (particulates, ozone, sulfur dioxide)Black lung from coal dustCongrestive heart failure (particulates and carbon monoxide)Non-fatal cancer, osteroporosia, ataxia, renal dysfunction (benzene, radionuclides, heavy metals, etc.)Chronic bronchitis, asthma attacks, etc. (particulates, ozone)Loss of IQ from air and water pollution and nervous system damage (mercury)Degradation and soiling of buildings that can effect human health (sulfur dioxide, acid deposition, particulates)Global warming (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide)Ecosystem loss and degradation, with negative effects on health and quality of life.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Health_effects_of_coal
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    No show me where this is wrong from an organization with no ties from the coal or oil industry…

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    I know there is a strain that say AGW is real, done by humans, but won’t be bad at all. Sadly they just don’t want to contemplate it being a 7 degree F rise by the end of the century.

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