“On behalf of environmentalists, I apologize for the climate scare” — my interview with Michael Shellenberger, author of Apocalypse Never

On this week’s Power Hour, I interview Michael Shellenberger, author of Apocalypse Never.

Shellenberger has become somewhat of a sensation this week, with his book hitting #5 on Amazon and with his widely shared summary of the book “On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare.”

In our interview, we cover:

  • How Shellenberger went from being a renewables activist to championing nuclear.
  • Why Shellenberger decided to stand up against climate catastrophism after years of silence.
  • How modern environmentalism is a religion.
  • How environmental journalists misrepresent environmental science.

This interview was one of the most enjoyable I’ve ever done. You can watch it on YouTube or listen to it on Apple Podcasts. (Note: The Apple Podcasts version will not be up until Friday.)

Whether or not you listen to the interview, make sure to check out the great collection of infographics from the book here.

As I discuss during the interview, I think the release of this book and the publicity surrounding it constitute a great opportunity for challenging climate catastrophism and promoting energy freedom.

I hope you purchase a copy of Apocalypse Never for yourself and others.

At the end of the episode Shellenberger had some nice things to say about my work (he also said he “stole” the terms “unreliables” and “flourishing” from me, which I’m very happy about).

You’ve been such an important voice in talking about the morality here‚ĶBecause I do think that the kind of people who have been trying to debunk the myths on this stuff have been a little more narrow, STEM types. It’s been a little bit like “let me show you my math.” And you’ve always been committed to like “let me show you how much better our lives are,” the inspiration of “flourishing.”

That’s it for this week. Once again, I continue to spend most of my time in editing mode for The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels 2.0, as well as helping pro-freedom candidates with their energy messaging. Thanks to all the Accelerators who help make this possible.

To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,

Alex