On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Alex Epstein, founder of Center for Industrial Progress, joins Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice to make “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels,” discuss the Biden administration’s out-of-touch climate goals, and explain why nuclear energy, which is often overlooked, could actually help solve American energy problems.
“We have restricted coal and natural gas in particular, as well as oil, so much on the promise that green energy would replace them and that has not happened. So when there’s an increased demand for energy, we need fossil fuels but you don’t have as many because they’re being restricted in terms of their production and transport,” Epstein said.
Epstein said the panic surrounding climate change and energy is “total distortion.”
“It’s really instructive that almost all the people talking about climate catastrophe in the future do not recognize the climate renaissance of the present,” Epstein said. “So I mentioned that if I would trust at all the solar and wind people if they acknowledge that solar and wind are a failure now, but they have some great argument about the future, but they claim their success now which means they’re definitely gonna be wrong about the future. Exact same thing with climate. If you acknowledge that we have the most livable climate ever, thanks to fossil fuels and what I call climate mastery, then I’ll listen to you if you say there’s a problem in the future, but if you portray today as unprecedented climate danger, then you are a total liar or just unbelievably ignorant.”