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The past two centuries witnessed the most astonishing leap in human welfare in history. But now the leaders of the world's most prosperous and advanced nations are determined to undo it.
The ability to harness the enormous energy packed into fossil fuelscoal, oil, and natural gasmeant that for the first time, most human beings could enjoy a life that was not "poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Virtually all the necessities of lifefood, heat, clothing, shelterdepend on the conversion of energy. It was the transition from muscle, wind, and wood to fossil fuels as the chief source of that energy that gave us modern life.
Incredibly enough, throwing that all away is now considered a serious national policy.
Radical environmentalists have convinced many of the global elite that the greatest threat to mankind is climate change produced by the burning of fossil fuelsa view that has hardened into a ferociously enforced dogma. The Paris Agreement of 2015 embodies their goal of an unprecedented regression to the limited horizons of preindustrial societies.
Exposing the madness of the green war on abundant energy, the economic and energy experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White explain:
Why the idea of replacing fossil fuel energy with the medieval technologies of wind, solar power, and biomass is a dangerous fantasy
How recent technological breakthroughs have made our supply of oil and gas virtually unlimited, exploding the myth of peak oil”
Why the cruel green agenda will keep billions of people in grinding poverty and threatens the world with mass starvation
The value of the energy underneath federal lands and waters is at least $50 trillion
With a pro-America energy policy, the U.S. could be energy independent by the year 2020
The world faces a stark choice between unprecedented prosperity fueled by abundant energy or self-inflicted poverty. The stakes are higher than you think.
About the Author
Kathleen Hartnett White is the director of the Armstrong Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the second-largest environmental regulatory agency after the EPA.
An award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, Tom Perkins has expanded his skills to narrating and has more than sixty titles to his credit. He learned by working with the world's best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.