Coal is a natural resource and has been used for centuries.
Oil is a natural resource too, but ofcourse that doesn't mean it's not destructive to our environment. (Do some research please, because burning coal isn't clean!)
We live in an age where ways of mining can be made safer for the environment.
Mining has no future. We will run out of resources eventually, no matter which resource we're talking about. Again, there are cheaper and cleaner alternatives.
Its not like we used open cast mining in the UK like in developing countries and it peeves me that we import coal from Poland when we still have it in my own country, which could provide jobs for men.
I'm an Electrician. I know that coal gets burned to generate electricity. So it doesn't matter in which way you retrieve coal.
You don’t live in England, therefore you have no idea of the reality of the devastation it caused to communities when jobs were lost, viable mines were closed, regardless of what we were told!!!!!!!!!!
I don't have to live in England to have an opinion, just like you don't have to live in Poland to have an opinion. Oh, and let's talk about devastation for a second..
However, burning coal produces about 9 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year which is released to the atmosphere, about 70% of this being from power generation.
This thread is about men whose lives have been either lost or devastated along with their families;
I have already acknowledged this twice.
you had no right to come on here with your usual self-righteous crap! Go find a nice PC forum!
I fail to see how I am being self-righteous, when all I did, was addressing a part of the problem which caused these deaths in the first place. Because? I want people to be aware of the alternatives. Because? I don't like the idea of people dying in coal mines.
So don't make it sound like I'm being completely disrespectful towards anyone. Like I've stated before, this is the internet, and not a funeral ceremony. (I would never divert any attention from someone's beloved at a funeral.) I have every right to address a part of the problem, especially when that part of the problem caused these deaths in the first place.
I respect these people, their relatives and their families, and I'm certainly not interested in bickering in threads like these, or even causing another argument. Oh, and your reply to OsiedleRuda was just another cheapshot at me and you know it!
I'm aware of the fact that I used to talk a lot of crap, thank you. (I still do, but that's called joking!) I fail to see how I'm being self-righteous, and I fail to see how actual facts compare to crap. (Sorry Shell, but you're completely wrong about me.)
I've already payed my respects, have actually been silent for two minutes and even thought of a little prayer. I apologize if this came across as disrespectful, or even rude, because I can assure you that I didn't mean to be.