Reuters is reporting on a fun little scientific study that points out that, even if you believe the CO2 rhetoric* you can’t help but wonder why anybody would want to push coal off the electricity generation list and put natural gas in it’s place.
The irony is that the sulphates coal emits block incoming sunlight and help cool the Earth. The worry of natural gas is that it might also increase methane. So a double whammy.
* I believe the climate is more complex than the simple CO2 modellers would have you believe and the interactions of both terrestrial and extra terrestrial influences on climate have yet to be either greatly understood or modelled. So that’s not to say I don’t believe we should try and “clean our act”, it’s just that I think we are trying to clean the wrong thing and should concentrate of have pure drinking water, particulate free air etc. etc.