Posts by Adam Edmonsond

Power Hour: Craig Idso on the Benefits of CO2

On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Craig D. Idso, former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, about the benefits of CO2. You can learn about Dr. Idso’s work at www.co2science.org.   [audio: http://industrialprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Power-Hour-76.mp3]   Download Episode 76 […]

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Forbes: What George Clooney Can Teach Us About Climate Change

From Alex Epstein’s latest piece in Forbes: Since I’m going to devote a column to a quote by George Clooney, who, to put it mildly is not an expert on energy or environmental issues, let me start by answering the obvious question: “Why?” Isn’t the logical content of an article “What George Clooney Can Teach […]

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A Question and Answer on Environmental Improvement

My question is with regard to Alex’s use of concepts like environmental improvement. How does this compare with, for instance, a lot of the oil companies’ talk on saving the environment? For instance, Alex talked about energy improving the human environment in the sense of having better sanitation, indoor plumbing, A/C heating etc…. whereas if […]

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Cooling Trends in Climate Model Credibility

// From the latest piece by CIP’s Eric Dennis, on the Master Resource blog: The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its first major global warming manifesto since 2007. Once again, the IPCC makes dramatic predictions of future warming and catastrophic consequences due to manmade carbon dioxide emissions. Typically, these predictions are reported […]

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Power Hour: Meghann Ribbens on the Science of Oil

// On this special video episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Meghann Ribbens about the science of oil (credit ruth). Dr. Ribbens earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNejIJiyATM]

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Forbes: The Church Of Climate Scientology: How Climate Science Became A Religion

// From Alex Epstein’s latest piece at Forbes.com: “Science” is perhaps the most abused word in the English language. The word used to name the method of Galileo, Newton, and Einstein has also been used to rationalize some of the most destructive political policies in human history, such as socialism and population control. The Nazis […]

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The Cure for Energy Ignorance

Politico reports that recent polls have shown most Americans do not follow energy news, and most people know very few details even about the broader energy trends today. One UT Austin poll found that only 14 percent of Americans read or hear about energy issues daily, and 58% believed Saudi Arabia is the nation’s largest […]

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Power Hour: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

On this episode of Power Hour, special guest host Don Watkins interviews Alex Epstein about his new fossil fuel communications manifesto, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels: The Key to Winning Hearts. Don is with the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author of the book Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government […]

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The Oil and Gas Industry is a “High-Tech” Industry

An interesting recent article in the Financial Post highlighted the fact that “Calgary’s high-tech sector hinges on the oil and gas industry.” The need for new and advanced technologies for oil and gas exploration, development, and production, the author explains, has made Calgary a “silicon valley of energy technology.” For example: One company . . […]

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Alex Epstein in Forbes: “The Fossil Fuel Industry Must Vigorously Defend Itself Against Attacks From Environmentalists”

// From Alex Epstein’s latest piece on Forbes.com: Dear Fossil Fuel Industry Executives: Imagine you are talking to the VP of Communications for a tobacco company, who claims that he has a new strategy for winning the hearts and minds of the public: “We will explain to the public that we contribute to economic growth.” […]

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