Pierre Desrochers Joins CIP as a Senior Fellow

Big news: Pierre Desrochers, one of the world’s foremost experts on human progress—its past, present, and future—has joined CIP as a Senior Fellow.

Pierre, an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto, is author of numerous volumes including The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet, an impassioned defense of modern, high-tech agriculture.

Anyone who has listened to our Power Hour podcast knows that I have been a fan of Pierre’s for years and if you’ve heard the episodes we’ve done with him, you know why. He just knows so much about human progress and so much about the threats to human progress. Whether he’s telling you the history of recycling or the truth about food safety or how fossil fuels have enabled us to enjoy nature, he has the facts and big-picture context to back it up.

Our first project with Pierre will be a new series of speeches on energy issues, environmental issues, manufacturing issues, and agricultural issues. We’ve been getting inundated with speaking requests since the release of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, and not only is Pierre an amazing speaker on fossil fuels—he is an amazing speaker on environmental, manufacturing, and agricultural issues.

– Fossil Fuels: The Fuels of the Past, Present, and Future
– Why We Never Run Out of Oil

– How Capitalism Improves Our Environment
– How Manufacturing Improves Our Environment
– Corporate Social Irresponsibility: Why CSR is Bad for Our Economy and Our Environment

– Recycling is Garbage: The Truth About Sorting Through our Trash
– Capitalism’s Historical War on Waste and Inefficiency.

– The Virtue of Agri-Business: How Capitalism, Industry, and Technology are creating the Healthiest People in history
– The “Natural Food” Cult: Our Technophobic Demonization of Modern Farming, Food Transport, Modern Chemicals, and Genetically-enhanced Food
– Globavorism is Good: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet
– Organic Panic: The Secret and Deadly History of Organic Agriculture
– 2000 Years of Hysteria on Man-Made Climate Change, or Bad Weather as Punishment for our Sins.


To inquire about booking Pierre for a speech, email support@industrialprogress.net.

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