350.org Tries to Intimidate Me

A few months ago when I debated 350.org’s Bill McKibben, I was struck by how desperate he was to try to intimidate me instead of acknowledging and answering my arguments. I repeatedly observed that despite his decades of apocalyptic predictions, climate-related deaths have fallen 98% in the last 80 years due to technology powered by fossil fuels. In 90 minutes, …

The Light Brigade Shines at the Shivering Blackout Rally

Some observations from the “Forward on Climate” Rally: Here’s the background on what we were doing February 17. At least a dozen protesters we met were proudly pro-blackout. Here’s one example. We wore shirts with the equation “Anti-Fossil + Anti-Nuclear = Pro-Blackout.” While we were preparing, at least a dozen protestors unthinkingly tried to buy the shirts condemning their position. …

Power Hour: Craig Rucker onThe UN Global Warming Saga

On this week’s Power Hour, Alex Epstein interviews Craig Rucker, Executive Director of CFACT, on his eye-opening adventures at UN global warming events. [audio: http://industrialprogress.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Episode-40-UN-Global-Warming-Events-with-Craig-Rucker.mp3] Download Episode 40 with Craig Rucker Subscribe to Power Hour on iTunes

Light Brigade is Live!

CIP’s Light Brigade is now live, check it out! Join and get exclusive updates as part of the Light Brigade mailing list. See you on the 17th!

Power Hour: Paul Driessen on Superstorm Sandy

This week’s Power Hour features an interview with Paul Driessen, author of “Eco-Imperialism” and senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Alex and Paul discuss Superstorm Sandy. Learn… what was the context when Superstorm Sandy hit what really caused the damage what we can do to prevent damage in the future how Superstorm Sandy is being …

New Video at Energy Tomorrow

At the American Petroleum Institute’s State of American Energy event a few weeks ago, I gave an interview on hydraulic fracturing. Early this week, it was featured on the popular Energy Tomorrow blog. So far the video is the most popular video of the whole event–including the State of American Energy speech itself. Please keep spreading it.

Why Every American Needs to Watch FrackNation

In today’s MasterResource, I review the new documentary FrackNation. Here’s an excerpt: The main thing you need to know about FrackNation is that you should watch it. More importantly, given that this blog’s audience is unusually educated about hydraulic fracturing–frac’ing–you should encourage friends and family to watch it. The use of hydraulic fracturing and (less-publicized) horizontal drilling to extract oil …

The Blackout Rally Meets the Light Brigade

The Sierra Club, 350.org, and many other self-proclaimed environmentalist groups are planning a mega–“forward on climate” rally on February 17. To assess whether this is a good thing, you need know only two facts. In all of human history, there have been only three cheap, plentiful, reliable sources of energy: fossil fuel energy, nuclear energy, and hydroelectric energy. (Solar and …