Energy policy expert Alex Epstein argues in his latest book, Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas — Not Less, will amount to the largest mass murder event “since the killings of one hundred million people by communist regimes” in the 1900s. Relying too heavily on intermittent, unreliable green energy sources like solar and wind power would starve millions of people around the world of much-needed electricity.
“Low cost and reliable energy is fundamental to human flourishing since it breeds greater productivity and, therefore, prosperity” Epstein writes. “It’s just a fact that if you eliminate a unique source of vital value — low cost, reliable energy — in a world that needs far more of it, you’re shortening billions of lives, guaranteed.”
Currently, according to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, oil, natural gas and coal fulfill about 80% of the world’s energy demand. And yet, despite this high reliance, environmentalist and global institutions like the U.N. keep urging a rapid green transition to stave off climate change and “secure a livable future.”
Yes, the climate is changing, as it has been for four billion years, and will continue to change, and yes, there could very well be fatalities from future climate changes. But the idea that mankind can stop the climate from changing by eliminating fossil fuels, or food animals, is ridiculous.
Life Without fossil fuels will NOT AS SIMPLE AS YOU MAY THINK. Renewable energy provides only intermittent electricity from breezes and sunshine, and without fossil fuels to pick up the lull, you may find yourself living a lifestyle from the horse and buggy days of the 1800’s. The 2022 Pulitzer Prize nominated book, Clean Energy Exploitations – Helping Citizens Understand the Environmental and Humanity Abuses That Support Clean Energy, does an excellent job of discussing the lack of transparency to the world of the green movement’s impact on humanity.
Of the three fossil fuels, crude oil is the only one primarily used to manufacture products for society. Crude oil is virtually useless, unless it’s manufactured (refineries) into oil derivatives that are the basis of more than 6,000 products in our daily lives that did not exist before the 1900’s, and the fuels to move the heavy-weight and long-range needs of more than 50,000 jets, more than 50,000 merchant ships, and the military and space program.
The liquid fuels and products produced from the hydrocarbon processing sector aided the advancement of rocket technology, leading humans to break the boundaries of space and place satellites into geosynchronous orbit, significantly evolving the way the world communicates, navigates, and explores not only Earth but the distant cosmos.
Wind turbines and solar panels may be able to generate intermittent electricity, but they cannot manufacture anything. By the way, all the products needed to make the parts for cars and trucks, wind turbines, solar panels, planes, ships, medical supplies, medication, cell phones, computers, tires, asphalt, and fertilizer are made with the oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil.
Everything that needs electricity, from lights, vehicles, iPhones, defibrillators, computers, etc., are all made with the oil derivatives manufactured from crude oil. There would be nothing to power in a world without fossil fuels!
With no new things to power, and the deterioration of current things made with oil derivatives over the next few decades and centuries, the existing items that need electricity will not have replacement parts and will ultimately become obsolete in the future and only then will the need for electricity diminish.
Source: Stockholm+50 needs to address the severity of a world without fossil fuels by Ronald Stein, CFact; Green Transition to Be the Biggest Act Of ‘Mass Murder’ Since 20th Century Communist Regimes, ‘Fossil Future’ Author Says by Thomas Catenacci, Daily Caller
Outstanding article! Everyone who claims to be an environmentalist should read and heed what it addresses. As I am an organic chemist that understands the role CO2 plays in sustaining all life on this planet, I applaud the author’s effort to educate people who do not have a scientific background. I hope this article will receive the wide distribution it deserves.