Thursday, 6 October 2011

Robert Bryce: The world needs energy that is "cheap, abundant and reliable"

Robert Bryce, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, thinks that it is time to accept that the world needs to produce a lot more energy in order to "remain productive and comfortable". The energy needed will not  be provided by renewables.

Bryce concludes realistically:  

Will Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton and a skeptic about global climate change, recently wrote that the "contemporary 'climate crusade' has much in common with the medieval crusades." Indeed, politicians and pundits are hectored to adhere to the orthodoxy of the carbon-dioxide-is-the-only-climate-problem alarmists. And that orthodoxy prevails even though the most ardent alarmists have no credible plans to replace the hydrocarbons that now provide 87% of the world's energy.
It's time to move the debate past the dogmatic view that carbon dioxide is evil and toward a world view that accepts the need for energy that is cheap, abundant and reliable.

Read the entire Wall Street Journal article here

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