Breaking the untold story of the Great Barrier Reef

In this issue:

  • Fossil Future — major editing completed, available for preorder!
  • Breaking the untold story of the Great Barrier Reef
  • The Pseudoscientific Smearing of Steve Koonin
  • Quick updates

Fossil Future — major editing completed, available for preorder!

On Monday morning, after a very long work night and after a very intense work-month, I sent the last major edit of Fossil Future to my publisher.

The book now goes to layout and from here on out there will only be small-scale edits.

After three years of spending about half my time on this project, I am very excited to have created what I believe is a new caliber of argument for growing fossil fuel use and against climate catastrophism.

You can preorder Fossil Future here—just be advised that the real cover is not posted yet.

Thanks to everyone who helped with this, especially the Accelerators who helped me invest heavily in getting the best research and analysis money can buy. (You are acknowledged in the book.)

Breaking the untold story of the Great Barrier Reef

On Twitter yesterday I broke the untold story about the improvement of the Great Barrier Reef—and the media’s failure to cover it.

The story has now been viewed by upwards of 1 million people, so it’s clearly striking a nerve.

If you are on Twitter I hope you join me in encouraging specific mainstream climate journalists and science editors to correct this failure.

Read the whole thread here.

Here are some highlights.

The Pseudoscientific Smearing of Steve Koonin

Here’s the description of this week’s Power Hour:

On April 27th, physicist Steve Koonin, who worked in the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy, published a challenge to climate catastrophism called “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, what It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters.”

While the climate catastrophe movement usually ignores criticisms, Koonin’s scientific standing, plus the fact that the book became a major bestseller, made this harder to do. Unfortunately, climate catastrophists have still tried their best to ignore Koonin’s arguments, and when they have engaged him it is through scientific smearing—such as an attack in Scientific American that consisted largely of ad hominems and attacking summaries of his book by a Washington Post columnist.

On this week’s episode of Power Hour, Steve Koonin joins Alex Epstein to discuss not only the smears but much of what has been happening in the climate conversation over the last 5 months, including:

  • The recent IPCC report—including the curious absence of key graphs, the use of “attribution studies,” and the methodology used to make climate models “hotter” even though they have typically over predicted warming in the past.
  • The media’s exaggerated portrayal of the recent IPCC report.
  • The positive reaction to Koonin’s book.
  • What scientists have told Koonin behind the scenes.
  • Koonin’s upcoming debates.

You can watch on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.

Quick Updates

  • I had an interesting exchange with catastrophist climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe on Twitter. Here’s part 12, and 3. Hayhoe was just on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Since I’ll be speaking at her university, Texas Tech, next year I thought I’d invite her to debate me while I’m there. Doesn’t look like she’s going to accept…
  • I was just interviewed on the popular investment site Benzinga about the outlook for fossil fuels going forward.
    https://www.benzinga.com/government/21/09/23037566/exclusive-fossil-fuels-advocate-alex-epstein-on-energy-focused-investing-green-politics
  • Former Power Hour guest Bjorn Lomborg has been fighting a noble battle with Facebook over their “Climate Feedback” service. Here’s my post about the issue.
  • I put together a “mega-thread” on everything you need to know about the climate/energy aspects of this week’s UN General Assembly meeting.
  • Reminder: If you are pro-energy, pro-freedom, and spend at least 5 hours a week communicating on energy issues, you are eligible to join my free Energy Champions group and get exclusive messaging and strategies as well as attend biweekly Q&A calls. Spread the word!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UueVocm24Uo&t=65s



To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,


Alex