This week’s Power Hour features the wide-ranging Q&A from a recent speech Alex Epstein gave at Lafayette College--a speech that was supposed to be a debate with Michael Mann.
Some of the many topics covered include:
Does the moral case for fossil fuels uncritically assume that progress is good?
Do people really choose fossil fuel energy?
Can the dominance of fossil fuels be explained by a lack of research into other sources of energy production?
Climate-related damages beyond climate-related deaths.
Energy poverty in the US
The value of fossil fuel-based materials
The “abuse-use fallacy”
Why the anti-fossil fuel movement is anti-nuclear.
The “delicate nurturer” vs. “wild potential” view of Earth
What we can learn from hunter-gatherers
The psychological motivation for being anti-human
Does Alex have a favorite fossil fuel?
From Alex Epstein, host of Power Hour:
This week's Power Hour is a best-of episode, featuring a now prophetic interview with energy economist Michael Lynch.
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The takeaway: The US could alleviate most of this crisis--if not for anti-gas-infrastructure policies.
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