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The Incalculable Societal Benefits of Fossil Fuels (Guest: Roger Bezdek)

August 15, 2019

Dr. Roger Bezdek, president of MISI and former research director at the Department of Energy, says fossil fuels were critical to the development of modern society and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

Human fossil fuel use is not causing dangerous climate change. Fossil fuel use is responsible for the tremendous advances in transportation, modern medicine, and agriculture experienced throughout the developed world.

Fossil fuel use is responsible for increasing lifespans and rising global wealth over the past two centuries, and will continue to be critical to continued societal progress in the future. Ending fossil fuel use will throw us back to the dark ages.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Roger Bezdek, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized energy analyst, president of MISI, and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.