My View Of A Naturally Useless Oil Sands Outcrop

By DAVID BIEDERMAN Pictured below is an outcrop (exposed section) of oil-soaked sand. Oil sands are naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, and a viscous type of petroleum called bitumen. The brown and grey layers are sand, sandstone, and clay; the black layers are the oil sands. What a contrast it was to hold this crumbling and seemingly useless mixture …

Is our climate impact hurting the poor?

In this issue: Is our climate impact hurting the poor? Watch my debate with Robert Kennedy, Jr. Two new interviews on the moral case for fossil fuels Best of Power Hour: Dr. Patrick Moore on a rational, pro-human approach to ecology Is our climate impact hurting the poor? Earlier this month I was interviewed for a forthcoming documentary on climate. I’ll let you know …

My message to Greta Thunberg

In this issue: My message to Greta Thunberg How to livestream my debate with Robert Kennedy, Jr. Best of Power Hour: Michael Shellenberger on a new approach to environmental issues The Human Flourishing Project: The value of a clear operating standard My message to Greta Thunberg Here’s what I recently posted to Twitter in response to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s calls for …

Poverty is “sustainable,” prosperity is progressive

In this issue: Poverty is “sustainable,” prosperity is progressive Power Hour on hiatus My debate with Robert Kennedy, Jr. Poverty is “sustainable,” prosperity is progressive Earlier this week I was interviewed for a forthcoming documentary on climate. I’ll let you know once it’s available. In the meantime, here is part of our discussion. Producer: We’re traveling to Arizona after this and Phoenix …

Watch me debate Robert Kennedy, Jr.

In this issue: Watch me debate Robert Kennedy, Jr. Power Hour: Greta Thunberg’s unscientific sermon, climate protests, and fossil fuel divestment The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of Flow (part 2) Watch me debate Robert Kennedy, Jr.  Next month I will debate anti-fossil fuel activist Robert Kennedy, Jr. on the question: “Should the world radically restrict fossil fuel use to prevent climate change?” The debate …

YouTube suppresses Green New Deal video

In this issue: YouTube suppresses Green New Deal video Power Hour: The Saudi oil attacks, Greta Thunberg’s U.S. visit, the myth of “green jobs” The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of Flow (part 1) Alex is on vacation this week so he’s asked me to fill in. -Don YouTube suppresses Green New Deal video What comes up on YouTube when you search for the …

The climate change town hall wake-up call

Last week’s climate change town hall on CNN saw the Democratic presidential candidates competing over who would outlaw fossil fuels (and nuclear) the quickest and who would spend the most on “fighting climate change.” I just recorded an hour-long edition of Power Hour to cover the town hall in depth—including why I believe it’s a wake-up call for industry to mount an aggressive response. …

Some quick thoughts on fossil fuel freedom

In this issue: Some quick thoughts on fossil fuel freedom Power Hour: Hurricane Dorian, methane regulation rollback, ethanol welfare, and more Some quick thoughts on fossil fuel freedom The anti-fossil fuel movement is, not coincidentally, highly aligned with a scarily popular socialist movement. I’ve been tweeting a bit recently on why this movement is so dangerous–and what the alternative is. Follow …

My Wall Street Journal comments on David Koch

In this issue: My Wall Street Journal comments on David Koch Dr. Roy Spencer cites The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels Power Hour Special Edition: How many Gores do you emit? Power Hour: Bernie’s totalitarian climate plan, David Koch’s legacy, the truth about Amazon fires  The Human Flourishing Project: Internal direction vs. external direction My The Wall Street Journal comments on David Koch  Wall Street Journal columnist William …

Energy poverty, not “climate change,” threatens poor countries

In this issue: Energy poverty, not “climate change,” threatens poor countries Power Hour: Eco-fascist mass murder, the Texas energy crisis, and “contaminating” the moon Power Hour takeaways Energy poverty, not “climate change,” threatens poor countries This is a lightly edited excerpt from one of my all time favorite interviews. You can view the entire interview here. Don’t people in wealthier nations, who are …

Becoming an intellectual bodyguard

In this issue: Becoming an intellectual bodyguard Power Hour: The Endangered Species Act, solar roads, the war on meat, and more The Human Flourishing Project: Tracking mental metrics Becoming an intellectual bodyguard When I was 22 years old I decided I wanted to be an “intellectual bodyguard” for businesses that wanted to fight for their freedom. At the time, I had …