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 …

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 …

2.3 million views and counting

In this issue: 2.3 million views and counting Power Hour: Ohio’s nuclear bailout, prestigious economist says GND would help the economy, and more 2.3 million views and counting  My recent Prager University video on the Green New Deal has reached 2.3 million views, including over 1.3 million on YouTube alone. Here’s some of the feedback the video has received: “The most concise …

Greta Thunberg’s revealing climate summit stunt

In this issue: Greta Thunberg’s revealing climate summit stunt Help my new video on the Green New Deal reach 10 million views Power Hour: Carbon Tax Fallacies, Earth Overshoot Day, and Thunberg’s climate summit stunt The Human Flourishing Project: Tracking mental metrics Greta Thunberg’s revealing climate summit stunt Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, is making headlines for announcing …

Our use of fossil fuels is an achievement, not an addiction

In this issue: Our use of fossil fuels is an achievement, not an addiction Power Hour: Heat waves and blackouts, Berkeley’s natural gas ban, and calls for a climate moonshot Our use of fossil fuels is an achievement, not an addiction  This morning I spoke at an event of the Boilermakers—a labor union representing many vital professions within the coal …

The root cause of climate catastrophism

In this issue: The root cause of climate catastrophism  Power Hour: Green policies vs. green energy, Trump’s environmental offensive, and NASA’s 97% lie The Human Flourishing Project: No Means Yes The root cause of climate catastrophism Last week I got a thoughtful message from a UK-based reader, who wrote: Do you have a position on…predictions of civilisational collapse / mass …

The best of Power Hour

In this issue: The best of Power Hour Power Hour: NY’s climate law, Inslee calls for climate indoctrination, and LEGO renounces plastic The best of Power Hour  Just over six months ago I revived my podcast Power Hour. Each week my team and I cover what we think are the most important issues in energy. Here are my top 10 favorite segments so …

A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels

In this issue: A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels Power Hour: The Democratic debate’s approach to energy and climate, the real potential of EVs, and more The Human Flourishing Project: Recalibrating standards of success A new way to introduce people to the moral case for fossil fuels In the last several weeks I’ve …

What’s wrong with this picture?

In this issue: What’s wrong with this picture? Power Hour: The NYT admits climate models have failed, a misleading climate timeline, and more What’s wrong with this picture? The website XKCD published a viral image that claims to show the trajectory of climate over the past 22,000 years. The basic idea is that since we started using fossil fuels we’ve experienced highly abnormal …