The right-wing is denying climate change. This is clearly a problem, but it is an honest problem. People who say that climate change isn't happening are at least being consistent in their beliefs
I think our failures to communicate is my misunderstanings of how you define statements, like the above. Being consistent in a belief is nothing more than mass ignorance not anything being summa -noble.
Costs of fossil fuels by grade and acquisition has been going on without the specter of climate change. Coal has been searching for more ways to be competitive even were it "clean"
"Mt top Removal" was merely a means in the 50;s to reduce the$/T production costs when oil and gas xtraction finally bcame a "Science" and not a wildcat gamble.
residual costs have added a body burden to any use of coal.
Futures say that coal , lik serpentine rocks will have a use not as a fuel or ore but as a"Sponge" in which to to inject and store CO2, and since coal , to be even mildly profitable, needs to have multiple cycle burning which is far more expensive besides being dirtier wrt greenhouse gases.
far as lft wing "Exaggerating global warming", plese explain from whre you draw this conclusion. Youve seemed to use quoates from USGS, AAPG, EPA, even foundations for science (like that of th Kochs)..
You seem to display a mind set that says " because I feel some of these Global Warming projections sound outrageously dire, THEY GOTTA BE FALSE". Thats the way science often works, It takes several Wegeners or MAnn;s to come up with hypotheses that are later proven (or rejected) to kick the progress. Just by wearing a mantle of accepting proven an undebunk (Yet) science, you arent helping maintain a scientific outlook at all. Just because its easier (and apparently safer) to deny nascent research as unproven and therefore false, lleaves you not as a student but as a possible luddite.
youre training and experience is in physics, which, in my experience, has been the center of most of the hypothetical and wild west (you know what I man). You dont seem to share the spirit, You talk mor like an engineer than a physicist.
I recall your total dismissal of masking at about the same that lots of research was being forwarded in ways to protect against acquiring th covid virus.
You still come across that way by your quasi politically driven "science". just sayin.