Nobel Laureate and Environmental Activist Al Gore today called on young people to practice civil disobedience to help stop the construction of coal plants.
“We have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” he said.
“For a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great,” he said, “represents a form of stock fraud.”
Currently 28 coal plants are under construction in the U.S, while another 20 have permits to begin building.
None of these have plans for carbon sequestration. The reason? It would add another 50% to their up-front costs.
Perhaps it’s simply more expedient to promote this “clean energy alternative” rather than spend stockholders money unnecessarily. Climate change isn’t their problem, is it?
Wonder what the young people have to say about that.