Students ask me anything about The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

A few months ago, Professor Ed Ireland of Texas Christian University asked me if I would do a remote Q&A with his Energy MBA students, all of whom had read The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. I am always grateful and excited when professors assign The Moral Case so I agreed, asking students to bring […]

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Empowering the Next Generation of Petroleum Engineers

Last week, Professor Dan Hill of Texas A&M’s Petroleum Engineering program gave this presentation and a copy of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels to a group of approximately 150 incoming petroleum engineering students. Why distribute the book? As he said in the presentation: I want you to know the facts about the vital importance […]

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Power Hour: Dr. Edward Calabrese on the Science of Environmental Danger

On this episode, Alex interviews Dr. Edward Calabrese, professor of toxicology at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, about the linear no-threshold dose-response model, which regulatory agencies use to set pollution standards, and his findings about a more realistic “hormetic” response model […]

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New speeches for the New Year

We’re alway up for custom speeches, but here are some of our popular topics. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels – Alex’s flagship introductory talk that has inspired tens of thousands of employees to be proud of their work and share that pride with others. (Watch a short, 17-minute version.) How to Talk to Anyone […]

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My favorite election result

I am writing this on a plane from DC to Dallas. I love when I write this newsletter on a plane because it always makes me step back and appreciate the fact that…human beings can fly! Thanks to man-made flying machines and high-density man-made power (liquid hydrocarbon jet fuel, aka “oil”). I’m coming from DC […]

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A new strategy for industry to win hearts and minds

Ever since I became passionate about fossil fuels 9 years ago, I have regarded the fossil fuel industry as a crucial potential ally in winning hearts and minds. I say “potential” because historically the industry has often done more harm than good for its cause—which is really the cause of everyone who care about human […]

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Opportunities to win the hearts and minds of students

A few weeks ago, in a note titled “Why I speak,” I told the story of the powerful impact the moral case for fossil fuels had on students in Missouri several weeks ago. Last week, I had a similar experience at Bethel University. Except this time, I made sure I recorded a couple of the […]

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My new piece in USA Today on “climate change” and the presidential debates

I was asked to weigh in on whether or not climate change should be included in the upcoming presidential debate. My response was featured as an “editorial debate” on USAToday.com, and could possibly be released in USA Today’s print edition later this week (stay tuned). For now, here’s an excerpt of the online edition, released […]

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Watch my latest debate!

Late last year I did a series of TV debates in Colorado where I took on a climate scientist and a 350.org leader, among other people. I’ve been excited about the release of this footage because I think I’ve gotten way better at debating since I wrote my book. You can see some of the […]

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Why I speak–an unforgettable day in Missouri

I did not expect one of the most rewarding speaking experiences of my career to occur at the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, a school I had never heard of, in Rolla, MO, a city I had never heard of. But that’s exactly what happened this past Wednesday evening. But first, let me go […]

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