Co2 doesn’t honor national boundaries
I just got my April issue of National Geographic magazine. The featured article is all about coal and what we are doing to clean it up.
The headline states environmentalists say that clean coal is a myth. They pretty much go on to prove it.
According to the article, coal is the dirtiest, most lethal energy source in the world.
It also dumps more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere then all other sources combined, a lot more.
Carbon dioxide is the pollutant most responsible for global warming. In under-developed countries like Russia, South Africa, India and China, black lung disease and other respiratory illness is rampant in the coal-burning areas.
The United States is frantically implementing ways to reduce carbon dioxide and the other pollutants in this country while at the same time doubling its exports to China.
That's a little like saying that we are cleaning up the bubonic plague in the U.S. while exporting it to China, doesn't it? How does that resonate?
It only makes sense from a purely monetary point of view.
The ethics of it are dreadful. They can't sell their dirty coal in this country, but they can sell it to China.
I don't like it, and I don't think Captain America likes it either.