Coal is the most damaging of the fossil fuels because of the quantity of carbon dioxide it releases when it’s burned. For years, the increase in the number of Chinese coal-fired power stations has been criticised. Now environmental groups say China is also backing dozens of coal projects far beyond its borders. Chinese-supported coal projects are underway or planned as far afield as South America, Africa, SE Asia, and the Balkans.
Many socialists are always surprised by those who consider themselves the more progressive greenest of activists yet their understanding goes no further than accepting the concept of carrying capacity and that we need 2 or 3 planets because there are too many people on the world making too many demands upon resources. Despite their smugness about being vegan and compassion about wild-life, many demonstrate a deep misanthropy and reactionary social policies. They frequently say we must have population control to halt climate change…as if a Sudanese peasant has the same ecological footprint as an American corporation.
With such logic they come close to racist eugenic social engineering, that would promote euthanasia for the increasing elderly because we are living longer and infanticide because we have reduced the child mortality rates. Socialists argue that such ecology campaigners should be demanding, like ourselves, one world one people to address growing populations in the developing world to balance declining populations in the developed world with sensible and reasoned migration policies.