In the comment section below, Harry Dale Huffman says:
The "dark cloud" version is obviously, and fraudulently (for propaganda purposes) enhanced, as you can tell by the simple fact that the smokestack itself is pitch black, all around (even on what should be the sunlit side) in that version. In the photo showing white smoke, the smokestack is normally lighted. Fakery, fraud, propaganda, artistic license to evoke an emotional reaction -- it is all of those, and obviously so in my opinion.---
Ok, so has anyone else noticed just how many times various versions of the same propaganda photo (below) have been used with global warming stories? I feel like I've seen it a hundred times.
The intent is clearly to mislead us into thinking that CO2 looks like dirty black smoke, when in reality, it is completely invisible, like perfectly clean air.
If you have time to compile a list of the mainstream media uses of this photo, please let me know. If you've taken some action to protest this propaganda (maybe a letter to an editor?) please also let me know.
By the way, has this photo been altered in any way?
Update 1: A TinEye search for the top image yields 92 results.
A TinEye search for the bottom image yields 94 results.
This station has been identified in the comment section as Eggborough power station.
Check out the white cloud coming from the power station in this Wikipedia photo.
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