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Posts from September 2023

Climate Alarmism Demoted in One Chart

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 28, 2023

“The popular climate discussion … looks at man as a destructive force for climate livability … because we use fossil fuels. In fact, the truth is the exact opposite; we don’t take a safe climate and make it dangerous; we take a dangerous climate and make it safe. High-energy civilization, not climate, is the driver of climate livability.”

– Alex Epstein, The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels (2014), pp. 126–127.

Physical climate change in terms of human welfare defines the debate between the alarmists and skeptics. And a good way to begin that debate is to put climate livability and nature in proper context. The quotation above does just that, tearing away the deep ecology notion that nature is benign, optimal, and fragile.

There is one graphic, one data series, that makes Epstein’s point — and puts the climate alarmists and forced energy transformationists on their heels.…

UK Climate Alarmists Debate Violence (hitting bottom?)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 27, 2023

“Personally , I’ve now reached a point where I believe breaking the law for the climate is the ethically responsible thing to do.” (- Chris Packham, UK Wildlife TV presenter & conservationist)

Andrew Griffiths and Verel Rodrigues, UK climate activists, refuse to question climate alarm and forced energy transformation. They are frustrated despite major (anti-commoner) government intervention for not doing enough. And this in a country that produces about one percent of global GHG emissions.

Instead of checking their premises, Griffiths and Rodrigues (and others) want to double down. So what is the floor on despair–when you “hit bottom” in the vernacular of addiction? Is it open-ended violence?!

Verel states:

Watching this eco documentary just after watching Rishi Sunak’s roll back on climate policies genuinely restored hope that there is a significant shift coming.

Alaska Energy vs. Woke Government

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#kandrews">Kassie Andrews</a> -- September 26, 2023

“The actions of Alaska policy makers, led by the governor, are eradicating the free-market principles in our state. A media blackout on the problem has left only citizen-led initiatives driving the train to truth. We the People Alaska publishes an eye-opening substack on many of these topics.”

Alaska’s economy runs on oil and gas. Additionally, oil revenues have accounted for up to 90% of our General Fund revenue. Amid its resource abundance, however, Alaska has a big and growing governmental problem—mostly in Washington, D.C., and increasingly, in local governments trying to appease their federal masters.

Alaska has been in a production decline trend since 1988 when the state accounted for 25 percent of U.S. domestic production. Presently, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is running at a quarter of its capacity (485K barrels per day).…

Energy and Environmental Review: September 25, 2023

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#john-droz">John Droz, Jr.</a> -- September 25, 2023

China Coal: Reuters’ “weird climate logic”

By Ed Ireland -- September 21, 2023

Electricity Competition in Georgia

By Jim Clarkson -- September 20, 2023

Update: DOE Appliance Minimum Efficiency Standards

By <a class="post-author" href="/about#m_krebs">Mark Krebs</a> -- September 19, 2023

‘ExxonKnew’: More Correction

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 18, 2023

Save Our Cars! (Grassroots pushback against mandated EVs)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 15, 2023

Grid Wind Power: More Pre-history (1979 DOE bust)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- September 14, 2023