As the two massive hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, bore down on the US, press headlines suggesting that man made climate change was to blame due to the burning of fossil fuels heating the planet, were constant.
There was also direct blame attributed to Republicans, the oil and gas industry and of course President Donald Trump.
What these sensationalist headlines by journalists fail to note is that it was thanks to fossil fuels that millions of people were able to evacuate Florida either by car, boat or plane before Irma hit.
It was thanks to fossil fuels that thousands of people were rescued in the immediate aftermath of massive flooding in Houston, it was thanks to fossil fuels that thousands if not millions have been surviving using generators, and it is thanks to fossil fuels that high rise condominiums on Miami beach were built to a standard to withstand hurricane force winds, saving countless lives.
These are the arguments philosopher and author Alex Epstein makes in his book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.
He argues that a major benefit of fossil fuels is it keeps us safer from the climate and allows us to flourish. But Epstein also makes the case that alternative green energy sources, loved by the cult of climate change, are unreliable.
Watch as I show you how there is no greater example of how unreliable renewables would be if we tried using them instead of fossil fuels in the evacuation, the rescue efforts, and as those without power cope using gas powered generators.
Why is it that we never see anti-fossil fuel crusaders acknowledge that there is simply no alternative but to use massive amounts of fossil fuels to rescue people?
The truth is the cult of climate and their fantasies of a fossil fuel free future are just that— fantasies.
Because when it comes down to it, if they needed to be rescued or needed to evacuate, they would use all the fossil fuels in the world to keep themselves safe from the climate, and that’s the way it should be.