Sunday, May 08, 2016

King Coal



EXCELLENT article by Scott Leigh in the May 8, 2016 Boston Sunday Globe entitled "Trump and Clinton campaign in Coal Country" linked here or below. Secretary Clinton's opinion on coal said in West Virginia to miners may not have won the day when she said it and Trump may now be considered King Coal but Clinton speaks the undeniable truth that coal is losing jobs and will be losing more for a reason and the reason is man's reliance on fossil fuels, including most especially coal, that cause global climate change. West Virginians, of course, did not want to hear that. If the media played the rest of Clinton's speech they would have heard that she wants to turn lost miners' coal jobs into other clean energy and infrastructure jobs to compensate for the loss of coal jobs in W. Virginia. But the media sounds bites are geared for the average American attention span of about 10 seconds and its love of sugarcoated happy ending stories. Myth will serve them just fine. Reality check: Trump will NOT return coal jobs to W. Virginia because science has the last word on everything no matter how hard one wants to deny its truth.

If coal were the wave of the future jobs would be booming in West Virginia but it's not. Those cheering for Trump deliriously are deluded and sometimes uneducated. I can understand their worry BUT climate change trumps (pardon the pun) all. One CANNOT deny science and 99.99999 percent of all neutral scientists who work in the field of global climate change who say it is real, it exists and there is ample proof for evidence. Gravity exists, bacteria cause disease, vaccinations do not cause autism and fossil fuels cause climate change. Science tells us their truth. Believe what science tells us or believe a carnival barker who cares nothing about you but cares about winning the day for himself. Having a cold winter means NOTHING and why would anyone think it does but extreme weather events do. If one cannot see what is right in front of ones eyes all over the nation and the world (witness the massive explosive fire caused by extreme climate change drought in Canada which is still burning its smoke trailing down to Florida seen from space) then we are a doomed hopeless species.

Vicious weather events will pay a visit to even coal country soon if they haven't experienced it already. But, go ahead all you ostriches who bury your heads and want to hear only things that make you cheer and feel good as horrific droughts, extreme hurricanes, massive tornadoes, and floods galore have already come to our nation en masse displacing thousands costing billions and will be paying a visit to your town and you sometime soon.

DEMOCRATS, PROGRESSIVES AND PEOPLE WITH A BRAIN WE ARE IN TROUBLE IF GOD FORBID A THOUSAND TIMES, TRUMP THE BLOWHARD WINS. DO NOT LET HIM. GET OUT THE DEMOCRATIC VOTE. YOU WILL SAVE A LIFE AND ME FROM JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW!


http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/05/07/coal-miners-struggle-reinvent-themselves/

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