[MCN] Trump's (inadvertent) "war on coal"

Lance Olsen 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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