What if everything the politicians and activists have told us about green energy is wrong?
What if fossil fuels have so improved our quality of life, negating negatives, that abandoning them would condemn us to a dark age?
Alex Epstein‘s Fossil Future is a rare combination of science, intellectual analysis, and critical thinking so absent in discussions about energy and climate. It’s one of the few books deserved to be called paradigm changing.
Many have received their knowledge about climate and energy issues comes from anointed tv experts, activists, and politicians. Unfortunately, these sources are completely bankrupt of science. Epstein’s book is a major effort in returning reason to the discussions and debates. His identifying the current energy policies as leading us into a new dark age may be surprising, but it is rooted in fact. As an engineer, I can confirm the alleged miracle benefits of green energy are mythical. Unreliable, low-output, intermittent sources like solar and wind can never replace high-output, constant sources from fossil fuels or nuclear. It’s not a matter of making solar or wind better, or building more of them. There are limits dictated by physics radically handicapping these sources.
Abandoning fossil fuels (and nuclear) will put our society, and everything we take for granted, in peril. The headlong dive into unscientific energy policy is disturbing and dangerous.
Who we elect as our leaders will determine if humanity continues to rise upward, or spiral backwards into a time of scarcity and oppression.