there’s a wonderful new essay out by energy expert Kathleen Hartnett White of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. It is called, provocatively: “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.”
Her thesis is fairly logical when you think about it: “Affordable energy is the wellspring of life itself. We use it for food, shelter, clothing and everything that we need to live a productive life.”
She also notes that cheap energy is the great equalizer in terms of levelizing living standards. “The poor,” she explains, “benefit most from cheap energy, and keeping energy production up and prices low is one of the best anti-poverty programs.”
Moore further questions:
Is it moral to take money from taxpayers without their consent to support one industry over another?
Is it moral to have an energy policy that intentionally keeps prices high? Is it moral to eliminate potentially hundreds of thousands of jobs in the U.S. and ship them to China and India and Mexico when we have 18 million unemployed Americans?
Bjorn Lomborg writes The Poor Need Cheap Fossil Fuels
What those living in energy poverty need are reliable, low-cost fossil fuels, at least until we can make a global transition to a greener energy future. This is not just about powering stoves and refrigerators to improve billions of lives but about powering agriculture and industry that will improve lives.
Over the last 30 years, China moved an estimated 680 million people out of poverty by giving them access to modern energy, mostly powered by coal. Yes, this has resulted in terrible air pollution and a huge increase in greenhouse gas emissions. But it is a trade-off many developing countries would gratefully choose.
So the next question is why why are Climate Alarmists so obsessed with wasting trillions of dollars on reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel when it will have no impact on mitigating climate change?
When the “Cure” is worse than the alleged “disease” who should be prosecuted for Climate Crimes?
All Pain For No Gain:
Poor Get Shafted
Mother Nature gets whacked.
Climate Alarmists are the ones who are destroying Mother Nature by destroying natural habitats with biofuel crops and slaughtering eagles on the blades of wind turbines and burning birds alive who fly over solar panels.
Eagles Slaughtered By The Blades of Wind Turbines Is Barbaric