As everyone knows, emissions from the burning of coal are contributing to a warming of the planet, right? Well, that’s been the message of global warming proponents for some time, but it appears this message is starting to change now that there’s been little observable temperature increase in nearly 10 years. Now, according to a recent study, global warming scientists are saying our emissions of sulphates from, you guessed it, coal-fired plants are actually cooling the planet – as these sulphates tend to reflect solar heat back into space. In particular, they point to nations like China, where some 484 GW of coal-fired electricity are now used, as being primarily responsible for this new-found cooling effect. So it appears for these scientists, whether it’s warming or cooling, coal is always somehow to blame.


  • Craig Rucker

    Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.