“I assume you think the earth is flat and dinosaurs never existed and the sun rotates around the earth and vaccines don’t work? I mean, since science isn’t real…” (Durand to Bradley)
“The ‘settled science’ is toward the benefits of CO2 fertilization. The middle-way science in the face of climate models and other uncertainties is global lukewarming, with positives as well as negatives.” (Bradley to Durand)
Patty Durand is a candidate for the Georgia Public Service Commission special election. She is rightly critical of Plant Vogtle #3 and #4 but falls off the cliff when it comes to climate alarmism and forced energy transformation. Patty is in the tank of the climate industrial complex, the sea of cronies not unlike her enemy, Georgia Power Company (Southern Company). 
Our exchange began with her post that began:
Do you care about climate change? How about inequality – is that your issue? What about democracy and election integrity- or racism? We’ve got it all going on right here in one state agency: the Georgia Public Service Commission!
Forget the climate stuff…. Free markets for consumers and taxpayers please.
I assume you think the earth is flat and dinosaurs never existed and the sun rotates around the earth and vaccines don’t work? I mean, since science isn’t real…
No, a complete misrepresentation of my position.
The ‘settled science’ is toward the benefits of CO2 fertilization. The middle-way science in the face of climate models and other uncertainties is global lukewarming, with positives as well as negatives.
Climate alarmism is a species of deep ecology that sees nature as fragile and optimal. Free market energy is necessary to adapt to change, natural or anthropogenic. (Industrial wind, solar arrays, and batteries are full of eco-sins, another story.)
Are you keeping up with the debate from both sides? I challenge you to do so…. Might begin with Judith Curry and continue with Alex Epstein.
The more you explain the worse it sounds. There is no both sides to climate change. 99% of climate scientists and experts not only say that global warming is happening, it’s accelerating faster than predicted. You find 1 or 2 who disagree and call it both sides. Nothing both sides about it.
Incorrect again. You are just not following the real debate.
The “consensus” of Malthusianism has been the same and wrong since the 1960s with Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb. From the MIT/Club of Rome model in 1972 to climate models today, exaggeration based on worst-case scenarios have become part of the narrative. And repeatedly falsified.
Global greening from CO2 fertilization is laboratory understood and empirically observed. Climate models do not know and cannot incorporate the microphysics of climate (clouds).
Incremental warmth has strong positives to climate economists. Warmer winters (the GHG ‘signal’ is oriented toward winter, night, and high latitude) are net positive, to make one point.
It is up to you to study the case against climate alarmism and forced energy transformation. And read the Climategate emails if you want to know what is driving climate ‘science.’
In her quest for election to the Georgia Public Service Commission, Durand wants to replace politicians with politicians, cronies with cronies. It is high time she broaden her perspective to 1) question climate alarmism; 2) reconsider forced energy transformation (to wind, solar, batteries); and 3) study the free-market option of de-franchising public utilities and eliminating rate regulation. Her motto “let’s regulate utilities better” is age-old tried-and-failed.
To not do her homework and hide in the Climate Industrial Complex turns ignorance into bad public policies for ratepayers.
 Her bio reads:
Patty Durand is the founder of Cool Planet Solutions, LLC and candidate running for Georgia Public Service Commission. There will be a special election in 2023, date TBD. Learn more at pattyforpsc.com. Patty has expertise on consumer engagement and education around the topics of energy technology and climate change.
In her years as President of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaboration, she has focused on helping energy stakeholders understand consumer motivations, values, and knowledge in order to provide consumers the products & services they need.
And also has experience as state director for the Georgia Sierra Club and worked at Georgia Tech on smart grid research projects.
Durand is the founder of Cool Planet Solutions, LLC. She is a consultant offering services to utilities and regulators with a focus on consumer engagement/education around the topics of energy technology and climate change. Her expertise includes organizing and hosting workshops, presentations, facilitation and reports/research.