On this episode of Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews energy/environment researcher Rupert Darwall, author of The Age of Global Warming and Green Tyranny, on why the corporate “net-zero” movement is unscientific and suicidal.
Here’s some of what they cover:
- Where the net-zero-by-2050 and its accompanying 1.5 degrees C target came from. Hint: It’s not a scientific origin.
- How even small steps toward “net-zero” are harming citizens and industry in the UK.
- The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) religious focus on minimizing human impact on the planet instead of maximizing human flourishing on the planet.
- How the IPCC evades the amazing improvement in human life over the past two centuries and fossil fuels’ fundamental role in it.
- How the IPCC doesn’t seriously address the costs of net-zero policies.
- Why certain elements of Wall Street find “net-zero“ so compelling.
From Alex Epstein, host of Power Hour:
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