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Environmental extremists chant "global warming" with every CO2-ladened exhalation (although they don't consider the cessation of breathing as a legitimate alternative).
They would have mankind become "green"... use bicycles, wear only cotton and wool, and eat only brussel sprouts... or some such lifestyle. They are convinced that humans are bringing about environmental catastrophe by 1) using current technology and 2) by not using future technology.
Here's a thought... how about revisiting past technology? I don't mean wood-burning stoves... although they are getting better. I could mean nuclear technology... because it is significantly better. I do mean coal... because it conjures up images of black snow and ruined landscapes....
Am I kidding? Well, just a little. Coal is the most abundant energy resource available for most of the world's population (map). It is readily mined with available technology. It can be used in the most rudimentary equipment.
But it is DIRTY. Well, yes, there is that. But look what's coming. Clean coal?
Nevertheless, some people will not be convinced.