The Climate Change Trial of the Century (Guest: Peter Ferrara)
June 27, 2018
Judge Alsup of the climate change trial in San Francisco requested information on the social benefits of fossil fuels. Heartland answered the call.
Fossil fuels have made the tremendous progress against eliminating hunger and poverty -- literally saving lives and underpinning human flourishing. Fossil fuels are what made the first industrial revolution possible, and they now fuel the modern, high-tech, digital revolution. The lawsuit by Oakland and San Francisco against oil companies, if successful, will take us back to a more primitive time, increase world hunger and shorten lifespans. Renewable sources cannot realistically replace fossil fuels.