Times of India: Greta Thunberg, the 16-year old Swedish girl who lectured the United Nations on climate change, is being touted as a possible Nobel Prize winner. She believes she and her white Swedish teenage friends have to save the world from us terrible oldies who created the oil and coal industries. She will be appalled by the plea of India’s coal secretary, Subhash Chandra Garg, that India must urgently expand its coal production from 600 million tonnes a year to a billion tonnes per year to meet basic energy needs. India is a lower middle income country. Sweden is among the richest. Despite the green sermons, Sweden’s annual per capita carbon emissions are 4.5 metric tonnes, higher than India (1.7 metric tonnes).
Clinton Crackel, Co-Founder, Nuclear Fuels Reprocessing Coalition, Executive Consultant to Quantum Dynamic Sciences, Inc.: Coal is a truly valuable natural resource, capable of proving a multitude of carbon-based industrial and household products. Regrettably, there appears to be little to no interest in the U.S. coal industry and electric utilities in adopting the Ultra Clean Stack Technology in order to keep our fleet of coal-fired plants operating and to preserve tens of thousands on coal mining and electric utility jobs.
John Shanahan, Civil Engineer, Editor of allaboutenergy.net and efn-usa.org: The History Colorado Center in Denver sponsored a fall foliage trip from Denver to the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado with two train rides of early mountain train routes. There were three official tour guides with lots of historical information. The tour guests were invited to add historical and geological information. John Shanahan added information mainly for Pueblo. This city was very important in the development of the west and in contributing to the war effort in WW II. Pueblo did this through energy from coal and steel production. In the United States steel production and use of coal has become very unpopular by groups working to stop use of fossil fuels and heavy industry like steel manufacturing.. They want that done out of sight and care less about environmental impact in Asia. The dominant thinking in Colorado in the Front Range cities is to stop use of fossil fuels and use instead wind and solar energy, a solution that doesn't work for Colorado and most of the world. In preparing this presentation, John Shanahan included important events in Pueblo related to this energy struggle. We hope you enjoy this photo essay about the history of Colorado and its mountain and biological beauty.
Richard S Courtney BA ABSW FRSA ESEF: Reports published by the United Nations (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are biased and misleading polemic and, therefore, any decisions based on them are likely to be very flawed. The IPCC’s Reports are political tracts that promote a political policy, and they are given the appearance of scientific documents by presenting selected scientific information and misrepresentation of scientific data together with a sham that the contents of the reports have been subjected to scientific peer review.