Take heart - if coal companies/utilities use an extractive process to obtain lithium from coal,then coal could become a major source of the element incorporated in batteries! Wouldn't that be ironic? Search on "Could coal become a major source of lithium?"
Perhaps we should consider that the treacherous Warmers actually desire a die off of humanity, in order to "save" their idea of what the earth should be.
Baking soda carbon capture is a simple and effective method to satisfy the EPA's and the UN's draconian CO2 reduction requirements. The Japanese, in their national energy plan, are still allocating 26% of their energy requirements from coal, recognizing that cheap carbon capture technology allows them to use coal and still meet the UN CO2 reduction plan.
There will always be a market for $1.50 bean burritos from Taco Bell!
97% of all geneticists agree that GMOs are not harmful. The science is settled. Anyone who disputes this is just a GMO denier.
Ooops. They're in danger of being ex-communicated by the Church of Global Warming. Their government funding may be in danger. Google "Arctic Sea Ice Loss Likely to be Reversible"
Indeed - where are those convictions? The fact that they can get away with it simply encourages them in their frauds - which is why they have no compunctions in perpetrating this global warming fraud.
Your children/grandchildren will ask why grandpa helped destroy a source of cheap, abundant energy that would have kept them safe from the dark and cold of the new ice age. "Why did you standby, Grandpa, while millions of humans died in the cold and dark from starvation, when cheap, abundant, clean energy was available from coal, which you superstitiously demonized like a Medieval witch burner?"
... and the Strait of Hormuz is closed, then maybe cheap, abundant coal will get a bid, eh?
Do you really believe that the government that lied to you about -
* Tonkin Gulf
* Mass Kosovar graves in Serbia
* Kuwaiti newborns being tossed from incubators by Iraqi troops
* Yellowcake from Africa
* Iraqi cruise missiles
* Iraqi WMDs
... is incapable of lying to you about global warming?
The irony is that the Greenies had it right in the 1970s when they predicted an era of global cooling. I guess they reversed this ploy when they realized there was more political and economic power to be seized with the global warming meme.
Baking soda carbon capture technology has been developed by Lawrence Livermore Labs. If the coal companies would get behind this cheap technology and advocate its widespread adoption, it would completely undermine the Warmers' arguments against coal's CO2 emissions.