Solar and Wind growing while trump's coal is shrinking...

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    tRump is a looser and so is coal.
     
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    Green energy still has a long, long way to go. Despite all of the progress so far the problem is actually more difficult than ever as places like Africa and India start to industrialize more.
     
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    Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

    trump will lesson regulations protecting the environment until...yes....coal will probably make a comeback....then after he is gone watch people start dying from contaminated ground water....
     
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    cheaper cleaner (shake an American wild catters hand )natural gas was already doing coal in. renewables have barley scratched the surface of meeting The United States energy demands ...despite being a world leader in wind and solar electrical output ...as Chinese and Indian coal demand and New Chink and dot head coal plant constructions with life spans of half a century continue to grow by leaps and bounds. theirs nothing wrong with exporting or burning American coal ...

    and good luck with the Chinese and Indians care bear ... i mean ya really don't believe they're going to shut a generating station that has a 50 year life span and shut it down OR even convert it in 5?10 years? ...you got a better chance of changing the weather with taxes and regulations

    That would be none

    domestic coal production for steel is up three percent
    over all production up 1 percent in Appalachia
    western production down 2

    (all three from 52 week avg )
     
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    the 1950's are sure better then the year 1300 which the left wants to take us back to.



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    Too bad, the '50s were awesome

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    yup you have no problem with a half million or so dying each year due to no fossil fuel right?

    Do fumes from cooking smoke kill 600,000 Africans yearly? | Africa Check

    Do fumes from cooking smoke kill 600,000 Africans yearly?

    A policy think-tank has tweeted that indoor air pollution caused by cooking smoke kills 600,000 Africans every year. But estimating such deaths is not that exact.

    Researched by Vinayak Bhardwaj

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    Indoor air pollution is a massive public health problem across the world. That is because three billion people are thought to cook and heat their homes with open fires and simple stoves burning wood, animal dung, crop waste (known as biomass) and coal.

    Breathing in fumes from cooking smoke kills 600,000 Africans each year, a policy think-tank called the Africa Progress Panel tweeted recently.

    Could the number of deaths be that high?

    Estimating deaths due to risk factors tricky
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    The Africa Progress Panel’s tweet on 4 November 2016.
    The Africa Progress Panel consists of a forum of 10 prominent people, including former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan and humanitarian and former first lady of Mozambique, Graça Machel. They aim to influence policy in Africa.

    We asked the think-tank for the source of its claim, which is also repeated in an article on its website. We have not yet received a reply but will update this report if we do.

    In general, estimating deaths due to risk factors such as air pollution is tricky, a professor of environmental epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Martin Roosli, told Africa Check.

    This is because you cannot directly observe the numbers of deaths. When people die as a result of breathing in fumes from burning solid fuels, they usually die of breathing difficulties caused by acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

    Deaths due to three lung diseases, in particular, are usually linked to burning solid fuels for cooking: acute lower respiratory infections in children under five, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer in people older than 30.

    To determine the number of deaths that can be attributed to a risk factor, such as cooking smoke, researchers work out how many people are exposed to it. From previous studies, they would know what the relative risk is of dying from a disease caused by indoor air pollution.

    The resulting fraction would be multiplied by the total number of deaths in a given country in a given year to get an estimate of the number of deaths due to the risk factor.
     
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