A guest post by someone named "Dave Rutledge" says:
Without the threat of coal, the IPCC could close up shop and the research program funding would drop to a small fraction of what is spent on research in weather forecasting.They're finally starting to get it! -- coal is a major part of the global warming problem.
It's not 100% of the problem, by any means -- we will need to reduce emissions in other sectors, like transportation -- and we will probably always need an IPCC-like group of experts to monitor climate and envision the best path forward.
But the sooner we eliminate coal, the better.