A Cleaner, Greener World Thanks to Coal and Oil

No more the grinding poverty and filth of 150 years ago. Fossil fuels have made the world a safer, cleaner, greener place. That’s something to celebrate! From Viv Forbes at Carbon Sense. It was petroleum that provided the kerosene that replaced whale oil in lamps and greatly reduced the slaughter of whales. Coal saved the …

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Green Power, Black Death

That is the subtitle of Paul Driessen’s powerful book describing how Western “green” restrictions on the cheap energy the West demands and takes for granted result in suffering and death in the world’s poorest nations: It could just as well be the tile of Brendon Pearson’s article “Carefree ignore consequences of limiting supply of fossil …

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The Nazis and Sustainable Development

A longish article from Mark Musser on the origins and continuing influence of the theory of sustainable development: Understandably, Albert Speer Jr. has spent much of his life trying to escape the long shadow of his father, Albert Speer, the Third Reich’s architect during the 1930s who later was baptized as Hitler’s Armaments and War …

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