In Sweden, Young Leaders Weigh Conservative Climate-Change Solutions
Despite the constant deluge of climate-change hysteria broadcast to today’s youth, not everyone is falling for it, as demonstrated by the more than 100 young adults from across Europe who attended the New Direction Young Leaders Summit in Sweden last month to listen to conservative solutions to climate issues. Read CECE director Diana Furchtgott-Roth’s description of the summit in National Review.
Rather than listening to celebrities and elites telling everyday people to drive tiny electric vehicles while they travel the globe in private jets, summit attendees learned that, absent a vastly greater energy presence, the world will continue to rely indefinitely on conventional fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) for electricity. We need to recognize that Western “net-zero” policies do next to nothing to reduce global carbon emissions because many other areas of the world, including China and India, are increasing their emissions.
Furthermore, attendees learned how a wind and solar dependent power grid will cripple small businesses and impoverish citizens. Most importantly, attendees learned that building reliable, abundant, and cheap forms of energy through conventional fuels allows people to achieve levels of material wealth that lead to a cleaner environment.
Events such as the New Direction Young Leaders Summit inspire hope for a better tomorrow and show that not everyone is falling for the climate change hysteria currently in vogue.
In Hot News, Americans Really Aren’t Beset by “Extreme Weather”
Claims by the media that extreme heat is the leading factor in weather-related deaths falsely portray the summer heat as a deadly threat. According to The Federalist senior editor David Harsanyi, Americans have never been safer from the weather.
Weather-related deaths have significantly decreased in the past century due to innovations such as air conditioning. Today, more deaths occur due to extreme cold than heat, yet the media continues to circulate misleading statistical analyses. The Washington Post, for example, fails to provide any evidence to support its claims about the deadliness of extreme heat. Yet, in previous articles, the Post cited studies from the Centers for Disease Control and the British Medical Journal that contradict its own claims.
Relative to other deadly factors, heat is not a serious concern, especially with the health benefits that modern living standards bring. Cold kills more people than does heat.
Biden Blows Smoke on Prospects of Wind, Solar Replacing Fossil Fuels
During President Biden’s recent campaign fundraising visit to San Francisco, his actions directly contradicted his promises to balance environmentalism and cheap, clean energy production for Americans, writes CNSNews editor in chief Terence Jeffrey. Flying in Marine One between fundraising events is ironic considering the President’s insistence that Americans need to fly less and reduce their own energy use.
Biden spoke about his commitments to reducing deforestation and creating a 100 percent clean energy future by restricting human development and conserving 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. Additionally, Biden claimed that by 2035 the United States will have 100 percent clean energy, and that he has a plan for installing 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the nation.
The facts indicate a different outcome. America’s planned energy production from wind and solar sources would fail to meet our energy needs in this 100 percent clean energy fantasy. In addition, the new and costly charging stations would lead to skyrocketing electricity prices. They would also require installation of thousands of wind turbines and solar panels, which contradicts President Biden’s commitment to reducing resource use.
The solar and wind future promoted by President Biden cannot support America’s energy needs, and the President avoids any discussion of how his unrealistic plan would proceed without harming the American way of life.