This was on a mailing list I get. My comment below.
How many coal fired power plants are there in the world today
The EU has 468 – building 27 more… Total of 495
Turkey has 56 – building 93 more…
South Africa has 79 – building 24 more… Total 103
India has 589 – building 446 more…
The Philippines has 19 – building 60 more…
South Korea has 58 – building 26 more… Total of 84
Japan has 90 – building 45 more…
China has 2,363 – building 1,171 more… Total = 3,534
That’s 5,615 projected coal-powered plants in just 8 countries.
USA has 15 – building 0 more…Total = 15
And Democrat politicians with their “green new deal” want to brainwash us and shut down those 15 plants in order to “save” the planet.
This is EXCELLENT! I knew the rough idea about the number of coal plants but had not yet seen actual numbers until now.
This makes the point. Whatever the USA does or doesn’t do won’t make a Tinker’s Damn regarding CO2 unless the rest of the world, especially China and India reduce their coal-fired power plants as well.
The whole “global warming” and “climate change” gambits by Democrats are to create a *supposedly* sound, scientific basis to justify a federal government power-grab and the passage of MORE laws to increase taxes and increased control of the privately-owned power industry and its distribution. Never forget the *main* motivation they have!
“Oh, we will SAVE the planet!!”
Comment: The point is valid but the numbers are inaccurate. First this seems to come from figures over five years old. In that time there has been a lot of changes, the US has decommissioned a lot of coal burning plants, but even so the numbers for US coal plants in service is wildly inaccurate, not 15 but over two hundred.
On the other hand, most of the more modern and efficient decommissioned US coal plants weren’t destroyed but dismantled and shipped to China.
The EU isn’t building new coal plants, but (in response to the natural gas shortage in Europe) is re-starting many shut-down coal plants and coal mines.
And consider this awkward question…
And the main problem with this post is that it buys into the fallacy that CO2 is an pollutant. It isn’t, it’s a necessary part of the cycle of the planets respiration that supports all life on Earth. Ignoring the false ‘timeline’ promoted by con artists like Al Gore, in truth, the CO2 levels in the atmosphere are historically low. Even dangerously low. Only a couple of hundred parts per million from the level at which plants stop growing and die. Thousands of parts per million BELOW the levels historically in the Earths atmosphere during those periods (before Man) that had the greatest growth of flora and fauna.
If the Earth’s CO2 had a gas gauge.