Alex Epstein Argues Fossil Fuels Will Power Our Future

Alex Epstein Argues Fossil Fuels Will Power Our Future

The Left’s animus towards energy independence and corresponding human flourishing must be challenged.This week at Davos, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, claimed, “There isn’t any country on the planet that isn’t feeling and living the impacts of the climate crisis.”  While in Japan, President Joe Biden appeared to relish in high gas prices back home, remarking, “[When] it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”A new book from philosopher Alex Epstein, however, argues continued use of fossil fuels and its byproducts will positively impact our future.Epstein’s new book, Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less, masterfully makes the case for continued usage of coal, oil, and natural gas against so-called “renewables.” The author articulates to readers the importance of refuting hostile viewpoints concerning fossil fuels. First, he explains the “knowledge system” — defined as people or institutions engaged in highly specialized research on fossil fuels — and how the work of researchers in energy and environment is distorted by a select few “designated experts.” So-called experts like Al Gore and Paul Ehrlich, usually self-appointed …

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