In this issue:
- Energy Talking Points Live success
- Patrick Moore’s new project
- Accelerator Call
- College speaking tour sponsorship
- Thanksgiving message
Energy Talking Points Live success
This Monday I held my first of what I expect to be many Energy Talking Points briefings for elected officials and their staff.
The meeting had over 20 attendees from House, Senate, and Governor’s offices.
The briefing confirmed to me that there are a lot of pro-energy, pro-freedom elected officials who are eager for better policies and messages on energy.
The following comment was typical: “I think this messaging group that you’ve created is a great idea, and I look forward to working with you more on energy policy.”
If you know any elected officials or staff from House, Senate, or Governor’s offices, please have them reach out to me to join our next briefing.
Patrick Moore’s new project
This week’s Power Hour is mostly a “best of” episode, featuring my interview earlier this year with Greenpeace founder Dr. Patrick Moore on climate catastrophism.
At the beginning of the episode I discuss a new project by Dr. Moore that I’m supporting financially and some of you may also be interested in supporting. Dr. Moore has a new book coming out early next year “Fake Invisible Catastrophes & Threats of Doom,” and he is raising money to help with the marketing of the book to as wide an audience as possible.
Here’s the link to his GoFundMe.
Here’s the description of the “best of” portion of the episode.
On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Dr. Patrick Moore, ecologist and co-founder of Greenpeace, about climate catastrophism.
Moore eviscerates climate catastrophism by looking at rising CO2 levels from a scientific and pro-human perspective–not the pseudoscientific and anti-human perspective that dominates today.
- Why Moore left Greenpeace.
- The beginnings of the climate catastrophe movement.
- Why Moore believes human beings would not only survive but survive better at far higher average temperatures (which would be concentrated toward the poles).
- Why Moore believes that contrary to being in a Sixth Extinction, we are actually at an unprecedented time of biodiversity with no end in sight.
- Why Moore believes “ocean acidification” claims are totally meritless.
- The commonality among opposition to plastics, GMOs, nuclear energy, and fossil fuels.
- Moore’s unrefuted theory that human beings actually saved life on Earth from terminal decline in CO2 levels.
Note: As I write this the podcast is not yet up on Apple podcasts and other podcast hosts because of a widespread outage connected to Amazon Web Services. No word yet on whether this outage was due to an unexpected lack of wind.
Last night I held an exclusive call for Accelerators, where we covered:
- My intended title for the new book and my reasoning behind it
- What I’ve learned about persuasion working on my new book and creating energy talking points
- Why elected officials are responding so positively to Energy Talking Points Live
- How I would approach a book for 10-year-olds
- Will I make a documentary?
- Modular nuclear power plants
- The viability of living off the grid
- The moral case for plastic
I’m making a recording of the call available for 7 days for Accelerators who couldn’t make it. If you become an Accelerator between now and then you can get access, as well.
I’ve committed to doing these calls at least every other month.
College speaking tour sponsorship
A leading national organization is planning to host an 8-location college speaking tour with me in the Fall of 2021.
The organization has a great track record of using these tours to raise the profile of several now-nationally-known figures. I’m excited by the opportunity to reach many new audiences and will be speaking at a discounted rate.
If you are an organization or high-net-worth individual who is interested in sponsoring part of this tour for $10K or more, let me know and I’ll put you in touch with the organizers. All contributions are tax deductible.
Several years ago I wrote this Thanksgiving message. It still captures how I feel.
The creators of Thanksgiving recognized that they had a lot to be thankful for–and yet they were lucky if 2/3 of their children made it past the age of 15. If they were grateful for the fruits of their way of life, how grateful should we be for ours?
Every year I spend studying industrial civilization, I become more grateful that I live in it, and more aware of how precious and ultimately fragile it is. Life as we know it, life where almost all of us get to live and get a shot at happiness, has existed for about 150 years. That’s it.
In a sense, our way of life is incredibly durable, in that with political freedom and technology we can achieve ever-greater progress and solve more and more of our problems. Hence the fundamental optimism of CIP. But political freedom is itself fragile, and under constant attack. This past month I debated a man who achieves worldwide acclaim by demonizing the energy producers who produce the fuel of modern life. Hence the need for CIP and others to create a culture that is grateful for its greatness, and grateful to the industries and institutions that cause that greatness.
This Thanksgiving, when you are grateful for those you love, I hope you also feel gratitude to the many industrial heroes, past and present, without whom we would not all be here to celebrate.
To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,