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 Trump seems to think you can just "clean" coal (2)

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Trump seems to think you can just "clean" coal

https://news.vice.com/story/trump-seems-to-think-you-can-just-clean-coal
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So what if coal is not clean. The planet has been through far worse than humans using coal, and it always comes out fine. If you are talking about the health of humans through the use of coal, would it not be prudent to first ban tobacco, it has far greater health risks than coal will ever have. The left going after coal is not a winner for them, IMO.

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If you are talking about the health of humans through the use of coal, would it not be prudent to first ban tobacco

Circular reasoning. The reason tobacco won't get banned is exactly the same reason Trump won't do anything about the climate. His powerful billionaire buddies profit from selling death. What Americans just don't seem to understand is that capitalism puts the profit incentive above everything, including individual survival and including collective survival. What happened with tobacco is exactly what is happening with the climate. A great deal of money is being spent attacking and denying the science in the full knowledge that the science is right. But since that science is inconvenient for the profit incentive, the problem will continue.