Yes because it's totally logical that industry is going to completely retool their existing factories at trillions of dollars of cost to make older less efficient machines that not just pollute more but need more energy to run.
Reality isn't an episode of Captain Planet son.
Well just so you know the problem here isn't coal, it's the fact that neither China nor India use any air crubbing technology at all in their power plants. Unlike power plants in the US. Which is why even through most of US power is made by coal we don't have nation wide air quality issues.
But hey, go right a head and whine about the environment instead of actually doing something. I'm sure that'll make it all better.
Honestly not to be too cynical here, but this entire article feels like this. Someone complaining about the tech industry boiled down to it's lowed common demonstrator instead of talking about exact circumstances where this is a problem.
To take an example I think a lot of us can agree that trying to fund the AAA title Deus Ex: Mankind Divide was just a terrible idea from Square Enix and in fact a perfect example of really bad crowd funding that fits this guy's narrative. But as a counter there's hundreds if not thousands of small publishers that put out smaller projects that definite greatly from crowd funding. To take another gaming example I'd point at HareBrained Schemes and their Shadowrun and upcoming Battletech title. Both of which were made possible by crowd funding mile stones like this.
Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra