[MCN] Trump's (inadvertent) "war on coal"
lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Mar 17 09:58:36 EDT 2017
Financial Times March 17 2017
Fight against climate change finds an unlikely ally: Donald Trump
US president's commitment to shale may help keep lid on carbon emissions
Mr Trump promised repeatedly throughout the US election campaign that
he would revive the struggling US coal industry and be the "last
shot" for miners.
However, some experts say the president's efforts to boost gas
production will make that promise difficult to keep and may instead
mean he ends up presiding over a fall in carbon emissions.
"That broad argument is quite reasonable and valid," said Glen
Peters, a scientist at the Center for International Climate Research
in Oslo (Cicero), who is part of a network of experts that has
tracked stalling global carbon emissions.
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"We are living on the surface of this planet, with only the resources
of this planet, with the fertility of its soil, with its mineral
wealth, and with its climate and atmosphere. It has always been the
task of mankind to find the right answer to the problem these
conditions set us, and even today we cannot think that we have found
a sufficient answer."
Alfred Adler (1870 -1937), quoted in The Individual Psychology of Alfred Adler,
Heinz L. Ansbacher and Rowena R. Ansbacker, editors
Harper Torchbooks, Harper & Row Publishers, 1956
"Trump can easily nullify guidance ... that climate change should be
factored into government agencies' formal environmental reviews."
Bloomberg March 14, 2017, 12:06 PM MDT
Trump to Drop Climate Change From Environmental Reviews, Source Says
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