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Michael Kihlberg: Therefore, the health problems with coal and smog become a tipping point

A unity of science has already ruled out the carbon. According to the latest special report from the UN's climate panel, the IPCC, should the carbon completely a gobject to the year 2050. It is just over thirty years there and it is a short time for a society to set about.

most Likely forced the politicians in Poland to think about pretty soon. To subsidize an industry without a future with the 2 billion euro per year is not economically sustainable, and that the subsidies go to a business that makes people die prematurely is not humane sustainable.

as coal and smog causes been the tipping point that meant that the politicians in there now are actively working to get away from the dependence on coal. The risk of social unrest when people feel that their health is under threat is simply too great.

the Same thing is true with high probability in Poland, it is hard to imagine that today's young volunteer would like to work in the coal mines or the like to continue to be exposed to air pollution that shortens the lives.

the Risk is in addition to coal losing competitiveness in a future where the price of alternative energy such as solar power drops; then coal mining will become even more costly and require more subsidies.

and other countries that are dependent on coal is that they are locked up in an infrastructure around the fossil fuel, to break free and move to a more zero carbon economy will be costly.

It knows the politicians and that may be why the host country Poland has chosen the theme of ”just transition” to the official opening day on Monday when the countries ' prime ministers or representatives of these are in place.

just transition is a part of the paris agreement and workers should have the chance for new jobs when their own is lost in a switch from dependence on fossil fuels to communities with lower carbon emissions.

announced that the country will lay down most of their coal mines already to the end of the year. In cooperation with the union, the government has devised a package where the workers are offered either retirement or retraining.

That the host country Poland has chosen the fair transition as the theme to COP24, and also has developed a number of declarations relating to this and of solidarity, can be seen as a sign that the country has embarked on a journey towards a less kolberoende society.

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