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 …

New video: my UT Austin event

In this issue: New video: my UT Austin event Best of Power Hour: Brendan O’Neill on Humanism and Anti-humanism In case anyone is looking for a virtual executive assistant…  New video: My UT Austin event Here is the video of my recent speech on the moral case for fossil fuels at the University of Texas at Austin.  Not only is it one of …

More feedback on my UT Austin event

In this issue: More feedback on my UT Austin event My debate with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is now on YouTube Best of Power Hour: Judith Curry on the state of climate science In case anyone is looking for a virtual executive assistant…  The Human Flourishing Project: Mastering 80% More feedback on my UT Austin event I’m looking forward to sharing video …

A report from UT Austin

In this issue: A report from UT Austin Best of Power Hour: Rod Adams on the secret history of nuclear power A report from UT Austin  This Monday I delivered a speech at the University of Texas at Austin to an audience of several hundred, including students, faculty, and community members.  Here is an account of the event from the school’s student newspaper. …

Reactions to my debate with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

In this issue: Reactions to my debate with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Power Hour: Fact-checking Epstein vs. RFK, Jr. New Article: “Energy Means Food and Time” The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of Flow (part 3) Reactions to my debate with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Thank you to everyone who congratulated me on my debate with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (If you missed …

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. …