Dr Goklany explains: “The academies say that sustainability and resilience are being destroyed by over-consumption and that fossil fuels are to blame, yet almost every indicator of human well-being from life-expectancy to health to standard of living has improved beyond measure largely because of our use of fossil fuels”. And according to Dr Goklany’s analysis, the beneficial impact of fossil fuels has not only been on human well-being but also on nature, because fossil fuel use has allowed more intensive use of land, thus reducing the amount of wilderness that has to be diverted to agricultural use. This means that the Vatican’s backing of reductions in fossil fuel use would actually reduce human well-being and increase the human impact on the planet.
“Policymakers have a unique opportunity to incorporate climate risk assessments into their state marijuana licensing schemes and to require indoor growers to use only climate-friendly energy generation.”
Michaels: 'Much of it reads like the disproven doomsday predictions that have been churned out since the early days of the environmental movement...He asks Catholics to pray for the nations of the world to agree to a new climate treaty in Paris next December. Since there will be no agreement without the Green Climate Fund shakedown, we’ll be paying an energy tithe. I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of votive candles lit for this.'
'Almost every facility like it in the country is running in the red. And Waste Management and other recyclers say that more than 2,000 municipalities are paying to dispose of their recyclables instead of the other way around.'
“Carbon-based energy development is the best friend for poor people and would give them the best chance at life.” Watch more of our interview with Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot, a website that is skeptical of many warnings about global warming.