Sorry, I'd thought the first post on the topic was from you when it was from this porn-o-matic character.
So often science grossly underestimates the earths's ecosystem's ability to assimate bad things introduced into it and heal itself.
The stakes are too high to chance it. And while burning coal and oil is great for the bottom line, the stuff is going to run out eventually. We are already suffering from worries of peak oil, but coal is set to last at least another century (which is no time at all in the grand scheme of human history).