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 …

What’s next?, Fossil fuels in India, Goodbye to Alex Trebek

In this issue: What’s next? Fossil fuels in India: an insider’s perspective with Vijay Jayaraj Goodbye to Alex Trebek Quick updates What’s next? As America transitions administrations, one thing is clear: the new administration will be extremely hostile to energy freedom. Some of this hostility will be almost impossible to stop–namely, anything that involves executive orders, such as rejoining the disastrous …

Thought on the election, LinkedIn Admits Its Mistake

In this issue: Thought on the election: the need for a pro-Reality, pro-Science Defense of Fossil Fuels Best of Power Hour: Michael Shellenberger on Apocalypse Never Linked Admits its Mistake, Restores My Reality-Based Climate Post Seeking Feedback on EnergyTalkingPoints.com Virtual Event Marathon Thought on the election: the need for a pro-reality, pro-science defense of fossil fuels As I write this …

Interview with Boilermakers 154’s Shawn Steffee, Refuting the “existential threat” claim

In this issue: Interview with Boilermakers 154’s Shawn Steffee Refuting the “existential threat” claim Fact-Checking LinkedIn’s “fact-checkers” New interviews Lots of upcoming virtual events Interview with Boilermakers 154’s Shawn Steffee Last week, Shawn Steffee, an executive board member of Boilermakers 154 in Pennsylvania, was featured on a popular FoxNews segment (2 million views on YouTube so far) in which he loudly and …

Fact-check Thursday’s climate debate with EnergyTalkingPoints.com, A climate activist turned fossil fuel supporter

In this issue: Fact-check Thursday’s climate debate with EnergyTalkingPoints.com A climate activist turned fossil fuel supporter Lafayette speech on YouTube UT Austin President cites me in commitment to free speech An open letter to Gavin Newsom from a reader Fact-check Thursday’s climate debate with EnergyTalkingPoints.com This week I’ve been creating some custom talking points for candidates behind the scenes. This …

The Bike Lock View of Persuasion, San Diego Science Students Use EnergyTalkingPoints.com, Wide-Ranging Q&A at Lafayette College

 In this issue: The Bike Lock View of Persuasion San Diego Science Students Use EnergyTalkingPoints.com Wide-Ranging Q&A at Lafayette College The Bike Lock View of Persuasion In my quest to persuade more and more people of the value of energy in general and fossil fuels in particular, I often think about what I call the “bike lock view of persuasion.” …

Two new documentaries featuring me, new talking points

In this issue: New talking points: California blackouts and “snappy answers” Two new documentaries I’m in Power Hour: How to Think About Consensus Hearts and Minds Note: The rest of this newsletter was finished just before Gavin Newsom announced a ban of oil-powered vehicles in California starting in 2035. See my quick take on Twitter. New talking points: California blackouts and …

Understanding the California Wildfires

In this issue: Interviews with Chuck DeVore and Patrick Moore on the California wildfires New California wildfire talking points on EnergyTalkingPoints.com New interview about Zac Efron’s “Down to Earth” Netflix series  Interviews with Chuck DeVore and Patrick Moore on the California wildfires As dangerous, out-of-control wildfires continue to cause damage in California, the media are in full force trying to blame …