My response to a Harvard professor + a high school teacher’s moving story

The latest Energy Law Journal features my response to Harvard Law Professor (and ConocoPhillips Board member) Jody Freeman, the first high-stature intellectual to attempt arigorous criticism of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. I think it’s worth reading in part because in the beginning I give maybe my best quick summary to date of the moral case for fossil fuels. Read it here. We constantly get messages from readers and viewers commenting on how our pro-human, full-context approach to thinking about …

Why my opponents won’t debate me

Last week I was interviewed by Steven Crowder on his show “Louder Than Crowder.” It was a fun discussion that covered a lot of interesting topics, including why it is that fossil fuel opponents refuse to debate me–or back out after agreeing to debate me. Watch/listen here. Dilbert Exposes Climate “Science” A recent Dilbert comic hilariously captured a point I regularly make when debating fossil fuel opponents: that claims of …

The moral case for high-impact industries

Yesterday, I got the opportunity to speak at the annual conference of The Association of Union Constructors. I was particularly excited to speak at this conference because the attendees’ unions represented a combined 3 million employees from groups such as iron workers, boilermakers, electricians, etc. One hour before the speech, everyone has a book waiting for them. The moral case for fossil fuels is crucial to these industries for two reasons. First, they rely on cheap, plentiful, reliable energy …

Debate recap, a two minute video I love

  This past Tuesday I had my debate at the Collision conference. You can watch here–although I can’t promise that you’ll find it worth the 25 minutes. Even in advance I knew the debate would not live up to its initial potential because the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation pulled out of the debate, leaving former CO governor Bill Ritter as a replacement who would garner far less attention. Unfortunately, the disappointments didn’t …

Reminder: Debate starts in an hour at 12:30 PM CT

Watch my debate with Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado, on the proposition “We Can’t Abandon Fossil Fuels.” It will be streaming live at 12:30pm CT on Facebook Live. CLICK HERE TO WATCH! Alex

Leonardo DiCaprio’s CEO backs out of our debate

I just learned yesterday morning that the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, who was supposed to debate me next Tuesday at the 20,000 person Collision Conference, has withdrawn. He gave no explanation to the organizers and certainly did not give me the courtesy of an apology–even though my team has been preparing for this event for weeks. This is just the latest example of the bankruptcy of the opponents of fossil fuels. Since the publication of *The …

Announcing the free Moral Case for Fossil Fuels “Lunch and Learn in a Box”

One of my goals is to turn the fossil fuel industry into a proud, persuasive champion–not aguilty, unpersuasive apologist. To do that, I need to speak to as many companies as I can. And since I can’t speak at every company in person, I want to at least have every company see one of my best recordings and have access to some of my best materials. That’s why I’m offering a “Lunch and a Learn in a Box” on the moral case for fossil fuels. The program …

My one year debate anniversary with Senator Barbara Boxer

“I’ll never forget this hearing.” — Senator Barbara Boxer One year ago today, I testified in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. My five minute presentation was called “the best five minutes of defense of fossil fuels I have ever seen” by prominent meteorologist, Joe Bastardi. But the most memorable part of the day was my interaction with Senator Barbara Boxer. Senator Boxer is a notorious bully of guests she disagrees with. …