This section covers historical highlights of people in general. It exams what can be done to make the future better than the past, including how plentiful, reliable energy can help. Contributions are from people in all walks of life.
Paul Driessen, CFACT: We are just now entering the age of industrialization, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte said recently, explaining why the Philippines will not ratify the Paris climate accords. “Now that we’re developing, you will impose a limit? That’s absurd. It’s being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think they can dictate our destiny. More developing nations are taking the same stance – and rightly so. They increasingly understand that fossil fuels are needed to modernize, industrialize, and decrease poverty, malnutrition, and disease.”
Energy sources are selected based on what is available, economical, safe, and in many countries environmentally sound. They need economic stability. They can't change at the whims of politicians in each election cycle. Roger Altman in the Wall Street Journal examines major changes in financial practices that are causing economies and governments to be less stable. Economic forecasting is getting to be more difficult, perhaps next to impossible. Governments and special interest groups are imposing extreme environmental, anti-fossil fuel and anti-nuclear ideologies on energy industries.
Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Alliance: Opponents of fossil fuel-fired electricity generation play the role of those who would demand banning aspirin. They’re focusing on its comparatively minor risks and ignoring both its tremendous benefits and the ready ways to minimize its risks.
CO2 Coalition, John Christy.: Carbon-based energy, which is the most affordable and reliable source of energy in demand today, liberates people from poverty, Without energy, life is brutal and short. The world will continue to burn carbon because the world needs energy – that’s the enabler of human progress and longevity. No matter what they say in Paris in December, 2015, emissions will rise. The science is fairly simple in terms of numbers. The amount of carbon dioxide emissions avoided by the Paris plan is miniscule compared to world emissions. Therefore, its impact on the global temperature will be minuscule. It will be so tiny we can’t even measure it.
Hans Rosling,is a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He is the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. He rose to international celebrity status after producing a Ted Talk in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues. In this video, he presents dynamic results of statistics for life expectancy versus income for the last 200 years. The results are amazing. It tells the story of how fossil fuels have changed life for the better., both for income and life expectancy.
Leonard E. Reed, Competitive Enterprise Institute: This video shows how even the simplest and most common of things in our lives is connected with many people and resources around the world. If we understand simple examples from our complex world, we will be better able to appreciate the importance of plentiful, reliable, long lasting energy..
Emily Peck, The Huffington Post -The 62 Richest People On Earth Now Hold As Much Wealth As The Poorest 3.5 Billion. "No one credible will say this is good for the world or good for the economy. The wealth of the richest 62 has increased an astonishing 44 percent since 2010, to $1.76 trillion. Meanwhile, the wealth of the bottom half of the world dropped by 41 percent."
Patrick Moore, Ph.D. in Ecology, is a founding member of Greenpeace, who turned realist. "I love nature and people are part of nature - all people and all living things. I believe in one human family. All watersheds are connected. Environmentalism must be beyond nationalism, politics and ideology."
He explains how Greenpeace began in the 1970s and what it has become.
Roy W. Spencer is Principal Research Scientist in Climatology in the University of Alabama’s National Space Science & Technology Center. Approximately 200,000 people have died due to global terrorism in the last 10 years.During the same time, many millions of people (mostly women and children) have died due to policies promoted by Greenpeace and other “green” organizations (e.g. anti-DDT, anti-golden rice, anti-fossil fuel).
The Environmentalists for Nuclear Energy - USA Board of Directors and other Key Persons are working together to have a great website for a global audience to use and refer to.