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Let’s Go Brendan! (fossil fuels to the rescue, explains SPIKED political editor)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 30, 2021

“There’s only one problem with this rash, hyperbolic onslaught on fossil fuels: everything about it is wrong. Far from destroying life on Earth, our discovery and exploitation of these fuels improved it enormously.”

“The hostility to fossil fuels seems increasingly to be driven by misanthropy rather than reason; by an elitist feeling of revulsion for the gains of modernity rather than by a rational assessment of the undoubted problems humankind still faces.” (Brendan O’Neill, SPIKED, November 12, 2021)

Alex Epstein, president and founder of Center for Industrial Progress, has imitators–and rightfully so. A combination of courage, confidence, and logic has made Alex one of the most important voices in today’s climate/energy policy debate. (And contrary to Wiki, he is much more than an “energy writer” and a “pundit.” He is an energy philosopher, the first ever.)


Enter Brendan O’Neill, chief political writer of SPIKED, whose “Keep Burning Those Fossil Fuels” is evidence of a growing, persuasive case for fossil-fuel reliance under a variety of weather/climate conditions.

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Energy and Environmental Review: November 29, 2021

By -- November 29, 2021
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A Politically Incorrect Thanksgiving List

By Roy Cordato -- November 24, 2021

“Great entrepreneurs that I’m particularly thankful for include John D. Rockefeller, whose market insights and innovations drove down the price of kerosene in the late 1800s by almost 70 percent, making lighting affordable to the masses and giving them a life after sunset.”

1. Styrofoam cups and take-out containers—I love Styrofoam containers, especially in the winter. I like my coffee to be piping hot and I want it to stay that way to the very last drop. Paper cups just don’t do it, plus I typically have to use two. Also, the best way to be sure that your take-out orders remain hot all the way home is for them to be packaged in Styrofoam. It is truly a great invention. Paper is a terrible substitute.

2. Plastic Grocery Bags—they are clearly the most convenient way to bag your groceries, but they are also sturdy and great for a whole host of second, third, and fourth uses.

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Fred Pearce on Climategate Revisited

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 23, 2021
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Climategate: Never Forget (11th anniversary)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 22, 2021
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Thugocracy: Science in the Postmodern World (Roger Pielke Jr. as victim)

By Richard W. Fulmer -- November 18, 2021
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Climate Retreat: Thomas Friedman on COP26 (energy density, anyone?)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 17, 2021
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Requiem for COP26: James Watt (‘the king said sail, but the wind said no…’)

By Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak -- November 16, 2021
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Energy and Environmental Review: November 15, 2021

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IEA’s Net Zero: Private to Socialist Investment (OPEC, Russia gift?)

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- November 11, 2021
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