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In The Tank (ep196) – TOP 5 Facts You Should Know About Climate Alarmism

June 21, 2019

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and Jim Lakely in episode #196 of the In The Tank Podcast. Featured in today's podcast is a top 5 list composed of reports and studies from numerous organizations.

Heartland's Donald Kendal, and Justin Haskins are joined by Isaac Orr and Jim Lakely in episode #196 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Featured in today's podcast is a top 5 list composed of reports and studies from numerous organizations.


TOP 5 Facts You Should Know About Climate Alarmism

1.     1.       Solar and Wind energy sucks

a.       Cost compared to reliable energy - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IER_LCOE2019Final-.pdf

b.      “Days of 10-fold increases to efficiency are over” - https://www.manhattan-institute.org/green-energy-revolution-near-impossible

c.       Land area and resource usage are high - https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/green-new-deal-renewable-energy-cannot-meet-needs/

d.      Environmentally toxic – waste material - https://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/renewable/solar/the-mounting-solar-panel-waste-problem/

e.      Bird killers - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0006320713003522, https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-is-a-bird-pocalypse

2.       Climate Alarmist solutions won’t curb CO2 emissions

a.       See point #1 – Solar and Wind Suck

b.      Curbing CO2 in US will do nothing to reverse global levels – China’s output - https://www.americanexperiment.org/2019/06/china-building-89-shercos-coming-years/

c.       Temp impacts of zero-emissions objective insignificant – AEI GND study = 0.173c by 2100. - http://www.aei.org/spotlight/green-new-deal/

3.       Alarmist solutions will hurt more than they help

a.       See point #2 – solutions won’t help

b.      Ridiculous cost (upfront and in terms of opportunity cost) – GND cost - https://www.americanactionforum.org/research/the-green-new-deal-scope-scale-and-implications/

c.       Cost of energy for people - https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/BFIEPIC_WP_201962_v3.pdf

d.      Reliability - https://www.texaspolicy.com/the-cost-of-renewable-energy-subsidies-in-texas/

e.      Regressive nature of rising energy costs – hurts the poor - https://www.ocregister.com/2018/12/21/californias-energy-mandates-amount-to-state-legislated-energy-poverty/

4.       Climate Change is an excuse for alarmists

a.       Societal change - https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/02/14/the-real-reason-they-hate-nuclear-is-because-it-means-we-dont-need-renewables/#21086894128f

b.      Socialism – GND - https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/policy-brief-the-green-new-deal-a-grave-threat-to-the-american-economy-environment-and-freedom

5.       There is no consensus

a.       97% of scientists agree - https://www.heartland.org/multimedia/videos-environment/why-scientists-disagree-about-global-warming-joseph-bast

b.      CCRII - http://climatechangereconsidered.org/climate-change-reconsidered-ii-fossil-fuels/

c.       ICCC13 - https://climateconference.heartland.org/

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Donny Kendal is a graphic designer for The Heartland Institute and the host of Heartland's "In the Tank" podcast.
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Justin Haskins is the Editorial Director and a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute.
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
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Jim Lakely is the Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
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