Ph.D. Student Debunks Misinformation About Coal

By Mike Fishmore | May 22, 2024

Organic plant matter

A Ph.D. student on TikTok has refuted a misleading statement made by an English government official regarding energy sustainability. 

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The official suggested that coal, being organic plant matter that has undergone natural modifications over millions of years, should be considered as sustainable as biomass.

Energy politics

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While this argument is not uncommon in energy politics, it has been debunked by TikTok user and Ph.D. student Rosh (@all_about_climate). The English politician in question, Lee Anderson, a conservative Member of Parliament who recently joined the Reform Party, has faced criticism for spreading misinformation about climate science and obstructing efforts to mitigate harmful pollution.