...since 2007, American fracking technology has added 500 percent more energy to markets than have all of the planet’s wind and solar farms combined.I cannot help but wonder why Americans have invested so much in fracking when so many are claiming that wind and solar generate power more inexpensively. If consumers are buying those more expensive fracking industry energy products, are they doing it because they believe wind and solar power are immoral? Are they being repelled by the socialism behind wind and solar power? Or is it simply that wind and solar are really more expensive than fracking energy products and a great big socialist lie is being revealed?
Roger Pielke, Jr., Forbes, 31 October 2019:
The data show that direct economic losses from weather and climate-related disasters have declined (based on a linear trend) over the past 30 years from slightly under 0.3% of global GDP to slightly under 0.2% of global GDP.The catastrophic man-made global warming hypothesis is in desperate need of showing an increase of weather and climate-related disasters of at least a few percent of worldwide GDP to even come close to justifying the draconian decreases in the many other aspects of our well-being that hydrocarbon fuels buttress. Yet they cannot even demonstrate a couple tenths of a percent hit to global GDP over the last 30 years. Just how gullible do these alarmist socialists think we are?
Well they do call us the Deplorables and Denialists and many another nasty name, so it is pretty clear they do not respect us much. I well remember, when I was but a child, realizing that those who do not respect me, are not worthy of my respect.