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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY DANA NUCCITELLI IN THE GUARDIAN

 

“Climate denial often centers around myths about the importance of coal in alleviating poverty”

I am sorry, but claims do not come much shakier than that. Coal has generated jobs and wealth for generations, and in many locations.

Of course, as is the case with any industrial product, it does not continue forever.

The economy endlessly goes through change and evolution. There never is a final, idealized equilibrium, a kind of heaven on earth, green or otherwise.

And the claim comes wrapped in language repellent to all fair-minded people, “Climate denial,” nothing but a hideous, contrived expression intended to create a thought-crime.

 

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