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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the End of the World (Guest: Steve Goreham)

February 5, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claim that the world will end in 12 years if we don't end fossil fuel use is just one more in a long line of flawed and falsified claims meant to expand governmental powers.

Author and Heartland Institute Policy Advisor Steve Goreham says Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent claim the world will end in 12 years if we don't end fossil fuel use is just one more in a long line of flawed and falsified claims that the world will soon end if we don't give government's more power. Goreham explains the world is getting better, not worse. Ending the use of fossil fuels, as Ocasio-Cortez proposes, would make people worse off, resulting in poorer lives and more premature deaths. We need fossil fuels to increase wealth faster and make society better able to adapt to any climate change that comes.

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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
hsburnett@heartland.org
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Steve Goreham, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, is a speaker, author, and researcher on environmental issues as well as an engineer and business executive.
gorehamsa@comcast.net