In this issue:
- Watch my appearance on Tucker Carlson
- The popular COP 26 video LinkedIn doesnâ€™t want people to see
- The case for preordering Fossil Future
- Bjorn Lomborg on the bad climate thinking of COP 26
- Quick notes
Watch my appearance on Tucker Carlson
On Tuesday night I made my first-ever appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, which has some 4 million viewers.
The segment was very short, but Iâ€™m happy that I was able to get across some important pointsâ€”and that he made repeated references to Fossil Future!
Watch the segmentÂ here.
The popular COP 26 video LinkedIn doesnâ€™t want people to see
Last week I shared a video of myÂ interview/debate about COP 26Â on GB News that many of my supporters were calling my best TV appearance ever.
Since then, that video has gotten almost 150,000 total views, including over 100,000 onÂ Twitter.
The video was extremely popular on LinkedIn, rapidly getting 10,000 views until LinkedIn took it down without explanation.
Hereâ€™sÂ the story so far.
Help me fight back against this suppression by sharing this video far and wide so it gets a million views. Hereâ€™s theÂ Twitter versionÂ andÂ YouTube version.
The case for preordering Fossil Future
News: The release date of Fossil Future will be 4/19/22–during Earth Week.
The cause of the move is the massive bottlenecks in publishing right now.
Given these bottlenecks, pleaseÂ preorder your copy/copiesÂ ASAP so Penguin does a huge printing.
As further incentive to preorder, if you preorder Fossil Future before 12/31 you will get a complimentary 6-month Premium subscription to myÂ Energy Talking Points Substack. This will soon include transcripts of every interview I do. $50 value.
Just email the receipt from yourÂ preorderÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org, subject Preorder.
PS Iâ€™ve got lots of great blurbs for Fossil Future so far, including Michael Shellenberger, Dennis Prager, Patrick Moore, Representative Chip Roy, Representative August Pfluger, TRC Chairman Wayne Christian, former EPA head Scott Pruitt, Matt Ridley, Mark Mills, Saifedean Ammous, and Yaron Brook.
Bjorn Lomborg on the bad climate thinking of COP 26
On this weekâ€™sÂ Power HourÂ I was joined by Bjorn Lomborg, author of False Alarm, to discuss COP 26. Hereâ€™s the full description.
As COP 26 wrapped up, Bjorn Lomborg joined Alex Epstein to discuss the many examples of bad thinking that have shaped the conference, including:
- The false portrayal of todayâ€™s world as bad and getting worse.
- The failure to consider the costs of reducing CO2 emissions.
- The failure to discuss the benefits human beings get from fossil fuels.
- The failure to consider any positive of CO2 emissions.
- The failure to appreciate the power of adapting to climate changes.
Additionally, Bjorn shares his thoughts on how to win more people over to thinking rationally about energy and climate.
You can watch onÂ YouTubeÂ or listen onÂ Apple Podcasts.
- My latest set ofÂ talking pointsÂ is on the COP 26 Agreement. Specifically, the top 5 reasons it is pseudoscientific and anti-human.
- I was a guest this week onÂ Swan Signal Live, a popular podcast in the Bitcoin community. The host asked a lot of great questions, beginning with the question: What is the most powerful argument (“steel man” argument) you can make against your position?
OneÂ popular TweetÂ responded to the podcast with: â€œAlex Epstein killed every doubt I had about climate change and “green” energy. Itâ€™s an anti-human doomsday cult.â€
- I was a guest this week onÂ FLOP 26, a series of livestreams by the thoughtful UK commentator Ben Pile. Ben is very interested in thinking methodology and shared many valuable facts about the true state of the world today and how it compares to past predictions. Given how much attention I’ve been getting from the UK I now think there is a possibility I will become a household name in the UK before I become one in the US.
- Hereâ€™s theÂ videoÂ from my appearance on In Focus with Stephanie Hamill last Friday, where I discussed why the cost of the reconciliation bill in economic destruction is far greater than its (staggering) cost in taxes and inflation.
- Now that Iâ€™m totally done with Fossil Future (Iâ€™m literally not allowed to edit it more) I have more bandwidth to comment on current issues, including to make media appearances. Keep referring me to any major shows you watch or listen to. Iâ€™m finding that now, more than ever, shows are eager to book me.
To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,