Alex Epstein, the author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, is one of my heroes, and I got to interview him at this year's IdeaCity.
Among other things, we talk about the Pope's environmental encyclical.
Epstein wasn't impressed by it, to put it mildly.
He noted the irony of Pope Francis decrying progress while using Twitter to get his message out.
In response to the Pope's tweet that the earth was starting to resemble "a pile of filth," Epstein said that if the pope from 300 years ago could see our world today, he'd say it was actually cleaner and healthier than his own era.
We had a great conversation about how people who support the oil and gas industry can get their message out more effectively.
READ Ezra Levant's bestselling books debunking environmentalist propaganda against the energy industry:
Groundswell: The Case for Fracking
Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands
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