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Once warming had become a discussion issue, all sorts of people jumped on the bandwagon. Lots of activists saw this as their chance for world organisation along their favoured lines. One name not mentioned above is Margaret Thatcher, the PM of the UK, who was in a major battle with the UK coal miners at the time.

Since the UK was dependent on coal for electrical energy, the miners could, and did, hold the country to ransom whenever they wanted more pay. Thatcher used the beginning of the ‘CO2 scare’ to argue for increased use of nuclear power – a policy which would break the coal mining monopoly on power generation. This was politically very influential in Europe at the time…

Dodgy Geezer, Watt's Up With That 3 Comments [12/5/2017 1:47:02 PM]
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Token Atheist

So is it a good thing or a bad thing if miners did in fact price themselves out of the market and lose to the competition? Isn't that what is supposed to happen in a free economy? I live in West Virginia, so I get it all the time from everywhere, but I don't understand for the life of me why coal isn't viewed as a "special interest" in and of itself! It is literally illegal to build a nuclear plant in this state. Think about that! It wouldn't be cost effective anyway, but they made just for extra super sure that no one would do it. For my part, I pay extra for wind!

12/5/2017 2:56:25 PM

pyro

[sarcasm]Because coal isn't special. It's normal.[/sarcasm]

12/5/2017 4:39:09 PM

Kanna

What's the matter with those "gravity" voters, living down on the surface of the earth just to influence the politics of the day? Once Gravity became a discussion issue, all sorts of people jumped on the bandwagon. Lots of activists saw this as their chance for world organisation along their favoured lines.

12/5/2017 7:02:59 PM

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