Book Interview: Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less

January 18, 2023 – In this fantastic and wide-ranging interview, Financial Sense's Jim Puplava sits down with Alex Epstein to discuss the many facts and realities underlying the use of fossil fuels in our modern industrialized economy. Alex makes a series of powerful arguments that run counter to popular narratives on energy, electricity, global poverty, industrialization, food production, and many other areas. In particular, Alex argues that the attempt to move to 'net zero' on carbon emissions by banning fossil fuels will itself create a catastrophe given the absolute dependency human civilization has on oil, coal, and natural gas, which simply cannot be replaced by wind and solar.

This is a fantastic book and we highly recommend all of our listeners pick up a copy! See Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas--Not Less

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What does the future hold? In Fossil Future, Epstein, applying his distinctive “human flourishing framework” to the latest evidence, comes to the shocking conclusion that the benefits of fossil fuels will continue to far outweigh their side effects—including climate impacts—for generations to come. The path to global human flourishing, Epstein argues, is a combination of using more fossil fuels, getting better at “climate mastery,” and establishing “energy freedom” policies that allow nuclear and other truly promising alternatives to reach their full long-term potential.

Today’s pervasive claims of imminent climate catastrophe and imminent renewable energy dominance, Epstein shows, are based on what he calls the “anti-impact framework”—a set of faulty methods, false assumptions, and anti-human values that have caused the media’s designated experts to make wildly wrong predictions about fossil fuels, climate, and renewables for the last fifty years. Deeply researched and wide-ranging, this book will cause you to rethink everything you thought you knew about the future of our energy use, our environment, and our climate.

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