“According to reports, members of the Trump administration will lend their support to an event to promote fossil fuels and nuclear power as solutions to climate change.
Speakers from coal giant Peabody Energy, among others, will make a presentation to highlight the role that coal and other fuels can play in curbing the impacts of rising temperatures.”
See Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talksFor the greater certainty:
C (coal) + O2 -> CO2 yields more CO2 per unit of energy production than natural gas, CH4 + 2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O. So, how is coal going to help? It isn’t. Sure you can mop up CO2 as it’s produced but it tends to get loose eventually. Carbonates fizz. Alcohols burn. Stuff eats sugar and then dies…
This is just more Trumpist nonsense trying to convince us that old coal is better than natural gas that pumps itself out of Earth or that renewable energy is too costly. What’s the cost of destroying all life on Earth? You can’t undo millions of years of biology and geology in a century and not break things. Coal and fossil fuels were once part of the biosphere and Nature locked them away as life evolved, Leave them locked up.