About: What's behind Poland's love affair with coal?
1. Scientific consensus about global climate change!? Wtf is that? Science finds answers basing on data and scientific methods! This is not a religion. Nobody proved that the global change comes mainly from human activity! The propaganda of MSM is to squeeze governments money and get more power.
2. Poles are emotionally attached to the coal? Do you really think that Poles are idiots? They are most pragmatic people in Europe.
3. Per capita pollution in Poland is not high and the progress in its reduction is spectacular in the last 20 years!
The Euroniews is biased MSM and its guests drift to the left to much.
Not a word why Poland acts so.
Ehkem Noord Stream 1 and 2.
The problem in Poland is low emision from houses heated by an old coal furnaces. It is the result of the low income, also no investment for 50 years in an old buildings by communists, also unregulated ownership status and no money after economic colapse of this system in a late 70'. Only from a couple of years something changed in this topic. I live in a building from 30' myself and everyone have theirs invidual heat source like old type tiled stove, fireplace or even coal kitchenette in case of old lady with miserible retirement living in one room small apartment. In fact only me and one other neighbour of total six apartments use natural gas as primary heat sorce mostly because of comfort, but thenks to the stupid restrictions that makes gas furnaces three times more expensive, to make them 10-15% more eficient it will not change soon. The citty heating system ends five meters before building but the investment is creazy expensive and with a negative return of investment even in case of natural gas, not to mention wood or coal.
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I live in the very center of Silesian region of Poland (City of Katowice), where coal mining and coal processing is one of the greatest in Poland, and somehow... I'm not dying and choking on smog, like it is presented in this video.
True, maybe our region is polluted, but it's definitely getting better. It has gotten better over the years. Silesian region used to be much more polluted at the beginning of the XXI century. We've come a long way here in Silesia. We're implementing/developing more and more ways to gather energy from eco-friendly renewable sources, like wind turbines, water dams and solar panels. However, Silesian region won't abandon coal processing that easily. Huge coal deposits have always been the treasure of Silesian region. Many people here live out of coal exploitation, from generation to generation. Thanks to coal, Silesia became quite rich and gained major influence. Eventually, major cities began to pop around this region, and our services sector had more room to expand and further develop. As of now, Silesian region is heavily industrialized, producing huge profits country-wise. Coal is our pride.
If we were to abandon our coal exploitation and were to close all our coal mines, this would result in complete chaos, major worker strikes and eventual, but gradual, descent to insignificance and poverty, full of unmotivated unemployed ex-miners.
We understand the problem of smog better than majority of the world. Our chimneys often use special filters, which block most, if not all, coal fumes. Like I said, we're expanding our ways of using renewable sources, while making sure to exploit our coal in less-polluting ways.
In conclusion: This video is rubbish.
Why you didnt say nothing about CO2 emissions per capita? Do you know that such european countries as Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic, Finland or Belgium produce more CO2 than Poland?