The right way and wrong way to “change the system”

In this issue: The right way and wrong way to “change the system” Power Hour: The UN’s latest environmental scare, the hidden risks of rooftop solar, renewables growth stalls The Human Flourishing Project: Life recipes The right way and wrong way to “change the system” Last Thursday a Canadian film crew visited me in Laguna Beach to interview me for an upcoming documentary …

The risks of NOT using fossil fuels

In this issue: The risks of NOT using fossil fuels Power Hour: California blackouts, nuclear bailouts, Beto’s GND-lite, NY bans skyscrapers, and more The Human Flourishing Project: The case for achieving 80% of your potential The risks of NOT using fossil fuels One of the most frequent questions I get is: “What got you started on this issue of fossil fuels?” On …

How I spent my Earth Day

In this issue: How I spent my Earth Day Power Hour: Fact-checking the NYT on renewables, Iran sanctions, criminal climate protests, and more The Human Flourishing Project: The search for truly great content (part 3) How I spent my Earth Day This Monday I recorded a new video for Prager University on The Green New Deal. It is expected to launch …

The Green New Deal, not climate change, is an existential threat

In this issue: The Green New Deal, not climate change, is an existential threat Power Hour: The existential threat of the GND, Chevron buys Anadarko, flying car fears, and more The Human Flourishing Project: The search for truly great content (part 2) The Green New Deal, not climate change, is an existential threat The core idea of the Green New Deal, endorsed …

The true cost of solar

 In this issue: The true cost of solar Power Hour: The true cost of solar, Keystone XL, Arctic drilling in jeopardy, and more The Human Flourishing Project: Cultivating appreciation The true cost of solar You’ll often hear claims that wind and solar are super-affordable. For example, I recently read a report from Axios claiming solar and wind are now three times cheaper than nuclear. They reach this conclusion by …

The Senate’s GND vote, Bernie’s fracking ban, how to think about byproducts

Power Hour: The Senate’s GND vote, Bernie’s fracking ban, how to think about byproducts On this week’s episode of Power Hour, Don, Steffen, and I cover seven topics: The Senate’s Green New Deal vote The Republicans’ “Green Real Deal” train wreck Federal judge blocks oil and gas development in Wyoming Colorado’s continuing war on fossil fuels Bernie Sanders vows to outlaw fracking California (finally) …

Arguing to 100 vs. Arguing to 0

In this issue: Power Hour: Arguing to 100 vs. Arguing to 0 The Human Flourishing Project: 2019 resolutions–progress report and lessons learned  Power Hour: Arguing to 100 vs. Arguing to 0 On this week’s episode of Power Hour, I’m sharing a speech I recently gave to members of Colorado’s oil and gas industry. In it I share my approach to persuasion, which I call “arguing …

Why catastrophic predictions keep failing

In this issue: Why catastrophic predictions keep failing Power Hour: How to think about air pollution, the 2020 election, fracking bans, and ethanol mandates Highlights from my visit to Youngstown The Human Flourishing Project: How I learn from other people’s systems Why catastrophic predictions keep failing I was recently interviewed for a Fox News article highlighting 10 failed catastrophist predictions. The published version of …

Framing energy conversations, Venezuela goes dark, nuclear’s amazing safety record

In this issue:  Power Hour: Framing energy conversations, Venezuela goes dark, nuclear’s amazing safety record Interview: The climate school strike The easiest way to share this newsletter The Human Flourishing Project: An innovative psychotherapist Upcoming speeches Power Hour: Framing energy conversations, Venezuela goes dark, nuclear’s amazing safety record In this week’s episode of Power Hour, Don, Steffen, and I cover eight topics: (1) A …

Improving the human environment, Trump’s climate panel, Amazon’s “shipment zero” sham

In this issue: Power Hour: Improving the human environment, Trump’s climate panel, Amazon’s “shipment zero” sham Power Hour now on YouTube Q&A with University of Oklahoma College of Law Students New Interview: the moral case for fossil fuels and Oakland coal The Human Flourishing Project: The wisdom of Arnold Bennett (part 2) Upcoming speeches Power Hour: Improving the human environment, Trump’s …