Look, "climate change" may be the hot discussion topic right now - but it's crazy thinking we can put a serious dent in it and "turn it around" simply by shutting down a bunch of our nation's power generation plants!
That's the most infuriating, idiotic thing that is continually said in this sort of discussion.
Here, let me spell it out for you - why do you think the global temperature has _DRAMATICALLY_ spiked in recent years? Explain to me, in an intelligent way, how and why the temperature of the entire planet has increased faster and more radically than it normally does.
If you need some help, here, let me help you: It's because of us.
We are releasing so much garbage into the air that we are causing the temperature of the entire planet to radically increase at an alarming and dangerous rate.
And here's the important part that nimrods like you fail to understand (or possibly chose to ignore because it goes against your profession) - if we don't change and change radically, soon, the temperature is going to continue to rise, ice caps are going to melt, water levels are going to rise, plants and animals are going to undergo massive and dangerous changes, and we're going to put the lives of every person on the planet, even you, in serious, serious, serious danger. Most likely, if we keep up at the rate we're going, we're going to cause a global wipeout of humanity that will kill a massive majority of the human population (along with a lot of other races along the way).
So, yes, shutting down the power plants responsible for the temperature _increase_ will help slow things down or possibly even set things back to a normal rate if we're radical but I know we won't be.
Or we could do nothing and the majority of us die as you suggest.
Take your pick.