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A few thoughts on the climate/environment “experts” – like Mr. DiCaprio – and their demands that the average person stop using fossil fuels.
Seems pretty legit that Leo, Mr. Gore, and so many of the other well-to-do environmental campaigners demand you stop using fossil fuels. You need to stop, but they can continue to indulge themselves in the benefits fossil fuels provide, as they sate every whim and fancy that flits through their skulls.
In honor of Earth Day, we are posting Alex Epstein’s latest video, “Why You Should Love Fossil Fuels.” As Alex quite rightly notes, the widespread use of fossil fuels has actually allowed us to make our environment cleaner and healthier.
Editor’s note: Paul Driessen’s latest article hits at the heart of the green campaigns aimed at shutting down energy production and stopping industrial activity across North America. While the proponents of these campaigns claim they have a “moral” imperative, the reality is that, if actually implemented as they are proposed, they will promote untold human suffering and misery as they cost real human lives, put millions out of work, and cost trillions in lost economic activity. As we see more of the actual outcomes of these green campaigns, we also begin to recognize their far-reaching anti-human impacts.
Current climate policies mean energy deprivation, poverty, disease and death for billions
Editor’s note: This article was originally published to the ACC’s online magazine website (www.acclive.com) in February 2015. It has been moved to the Coalblog as part of our redesign of our online publications.
Climate Chaos, Inc. and media allies ban news and books on climate realism
By Paul Driessen, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
Some 200 nations may sign a “modest” Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will developing nations agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide (CO2)? Maybe, but only a little, sometime in the future, when it is more convenient to do so, without binding commitments. Then why would they sign a treaty?
Deroy Murdock’s recent NRO article on the ‘green-ness’ of so-called green energy takes renewable energy head on. His article demonstrates, once again, that all forms of energy have impacts on the environment. It is, therefore, the job of the energy industry, elected officials, regulators, and the media to provide balanced facts on the relative costs and benefits of energy policy choices. It is also the job of government and regulators to avoid selecting (and promoting) some energy options at the expense of others, especially when the selected energy sources have their own long (and growing) list of environmental and economic negatives they need to address.
Former Sierra Club activist, Dr. Alan Carlin’s story of his whistleblowing experience at the EPA is an interesting read. In this article, Dr. Carlin describes why he was forced to blow the whistle on EPA during the run up to the CO2 endangerment finding, how he was “muzzled” for bringing forth negative comments, and how he sees the EPA now operating outside of their legal mandate.
Marlo Lewis from CEI describes his recent drive past the Ivanpah Solar Generation facility. The short version of his post is that solar is still far more expensive than other forms of energy and has its own list of environmental impacts that it must begin to address before it can even begin to claim that it can compete with coal, gas, nuclear, or other energy sources.
So I’m headed back to California from Las Vegas on I-15 when my eyes are dazzled by the light. Immense rectangular objects on three gigantic towers shine brighter than the desert sky in the noonday Sun. I avert my gaze, finding the discomfort level about the same as staring at an oncoming car with the brights on at night. …
The Washington Examiner recently published an article describing the expendable revenues available to fossil fuel producers vs. the green industry (environmental groups). This is definitely an interesting read as we are routinely told that the green industry is engaged in a David vs. Goliath battle, with “big oil” (as one example) rolling in expendable cash and the greens acting as selfless, self-supporting grass roots activists.
The reality is far different from that popular myth.
Behemoth Big Green outstrips Big Oil in expendable revenue by orders of magnitude — if you know how to follow the money.
Bw sure to check out this interesting article on the NCPA’s Environment blog that offers one method of ‘profiling’ environmentalists.
- Light Greens: mildly optimistic folks who encourage individual consumers to take small (but in the aggregate helpful) actions to raise environmental quality.
- Dark Greens: quite pessimistic folks who fear the inevitable environmental destruction as industrialization spreads throughout the global economy. To save the planet, these folks spurn technological advances and seek to abandon modern life.
- Bright Greens: very optimistic folks, as described by Alex Steffen, who exhibit a strong faith in further technological innovations and examples of entrepreneurial zeal to create prosperity with an ever cleaner ecological footprint.