In this issue:
- My response to a recent “climate denier” attack
- Power Hour: Australia votes for energy abundance, Venezuelan gas lines, and good news on drought
- The Human Flourishing Project: The case for achieving 80% of your potential (part 2)
- Hearts and Minds
My response to a recent “climate denier” attack
The Oregonian recently published an article criticizing the Alliance of Western Energy Consumers for having me as the keynote speaker at the energy conference AWEC co-sponsors.
According to the article, “Epstein’s views put him in the position of denying scientific findings about the forces reshaping a planet now regularly experiencing its warmest years on record.”
After AWEC responded to the article, Oregonian reporter Rob Davis tweeted:
Here was my response:
As I’ve explained before (see here and here), I am actually an outspoken global warming affirmer. The real point of contention is not whether there is some global warming and whether human beings have some climate impact, but a) whether warming is a problem and b) whether fossil fuel energy should be restricted.
When catastrophists label me and others “climate deniers,” they aren’t trying to accurately characterize our views–they’re trying eliminate opposition to their political policies.
Power Hour: Australia votes for energy abundance, Venezuelan gas lines, and good news on drought
On this week’s episode of Power Hour, Don, Steffen, and I cover eight topics:
- Australia votes for energy abundance
- Have we been overestimating methane emissions?
- The Guardian‘s biased climate reporting
- Congressional bill seeks to limit ethanol blending
- Will the EPA reject air emissions junk science?
- 90% of US not in drought for first time since 2000
- Mile-long gasoline lines paralyze oil-rich Venezuela
- Wind power still dependent on subsidies
Listen to the episode:
The Human Flourishing Project: The case for achieving 80% of your potential (part 2)
On the latest episode of The Human Flourishing Project I continue my discussion of “80%” actualization, focusing on how it creates productive momentum and increases productive enjoyment.
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Hearts and Minds
“Your podcasts are are in large part responsible for converting me from a firm believer in AGW to a firm non believer. I’ve really enjoyed going back through your podcasts and the new found guilt free freedom to enjoy life that they foster. Keep up the great work.” —Chris Boyd
“I write to you today to express my thanks for the new knowledge, the new beliefs, and the new ways of thinking that have come my way through the efforts of you all as a team of people who speak about fossil fuels. I live in New Orleans, a place made more famous by Hurricane Katrina. And in the mix of conversations and ‘progressive’ local politics, I am adding my voice, better-informed thanks to you all, to the ongoing conversations.” —Joe, New Orleans
“Love the show and its current format—I find it really valuable to develop my own ideas and means of conversing about these topics.” —John MacPhee
“I want to to write to thank CIP for the great work you are doing. I read Alex’s book for the first time this year and it really opened my eyes to how biased and sloppy the conversation is about energy and global climate change. I listen to Power Hour every week and read the weekly email and enjoy the discussions immensely! I’ve always believed in the benefits of fossil fuels, but the framing of the issues that you provide, and the logical, fact-based discussion has really helped me to more clearly articulate my views. So once again, thank you!” —Matt Augustine