Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes”

In this issue:

  • Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes”
  • New talking points
  • Updates

Why we fall for “fake invisible catastrophes”

My longtime ally Patrick Moore, pro-human ecologist and cofounder of Greenpeace, has a new book that I highly recommend: Fake Invisible Catastrophe and Threats of Doom.

I interviewed him about the book on this week’s Power Hour. Here’s the description.

Fake Invisible Catastrophes–and why we fall for them–with Patrick Moore

On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews ecologist Patrick Moore, cofounder of Greenpeace and author of “Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom.”

In his book Moore thoroughly debunks 11 alleged current or imminent catastrophes, from mass species extinction to ocean “acidification” to the near death of the Great Barrier Reef.

In this interview Alex asks Moore about the false assumptions that drive our propensity believe in “fake invisible catastrophes,” including the assumption that human impact is inevitably destructive because it disrupts an alleged perfect, delicate balance of nature.

Moore debunks this “delicate balance” idea thoroughly with numerous examples, above all with CO2 levels–which, he argues, were on a natural and deadly downward trajectory toward mass plant death until human beings restored some of it to the atmosphere.

You can watch on YouTube or listen on Apple Podcasts.

New talking points

Here are some new talking points I’ve shared on Twitter.

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  • I’m finding that the growing Bitcoin community has a lot of interest in my pro-human thinking on energy. This week I had a lot of fun on the “Tales from the Crypt” Bitcoin podcast. I liked the following comment of the host, Marty Bent, on Twitter.
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  • EnergyTalkingPoints.com has tons of new content. Check it out!
  • This past Monday I held my latest Accelerator Call with dozens of Accelerators. The big topics we covered were Fossil Future, my work with elected officials, and my increasing focus on visual explanations. I answered lots of interesting questions, including: What’s an effective question to ask an anti-fossil fuel politician at a public town hall? What are the biggest differences between The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and Fossil Future? How do I explain the importance of framework in my new book? If you want to see a replay of the call (it’ll be up for the next 10 days), become an Accelerator.

One cool story from the Accelerator Call. I recently started reviewing the new book “Green Fraud” by Marc Morano. Endorsed by many leading conservatives (Mark Steyn, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity), this book will likely get widespread attention.

One thing have I noticed about the book is that Marc uses, with attribution, more than a dozen of my talking points from EnergyTalkingPoints.com.

I am very happy about this.

One of my goals with EnergyTalkingPoints.com is to make it easier for other commentators to explain the truth clearly. I’m glad to see this working well in practice.

To Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Energy,