- firstly alarmists are fundamentalists; and
- secondly their theory (sic) has no credibility; they cannot defend it by the usual rational discourse of science so they behave as all fundamentalists do.
Let’s do the maths. Last year wind and solar energy produced the equivalent of nine days of global primary energy needs. Coal produced 109 days and fossil fuels combined produced 313 days of the world’s annual primary needs. Despite all these power sources, 1.3 billion people still missed out on electricity and a further 1.7 billion only had partial access.
This aspect of alarmism is often ignored. Alarmism is based on an assumed moral superiority. Alarmism is saving the world gloat alarmists. But in fact what alarmism is doing is condemning millions to energy poverty and even death.
Halting or limiting coal or fossil fuels output will simply mean that those with no or partial access to electricity would have to wait much longer in the dark.
Alarmists are hypocrites.
The reasons are the Saudis and OPEC are over-producing oil to wipe out the fracking boom particularly in the US which along with Australia has oil equivalent reserves potentially larger than those in Saudi Arabia.
Walker (the A-G initiating the action) didn’t actually get a court in the Virgin Islands to issue the subpoena; he simply issued it himself.
Subpoenas that are not issued by a “court of record” and that are not part of a “pending judicial action” cannot be domesticated in another jurisdiction like the District of Columbia where CEI is located and was served with the subpoena. This is the type of basic error that one might expect from a young law firm associate, not the attorney general of a U.S. protectorate.
But more fundamentally, CEI is objecting on First Amendment grounds, citing to court cases prohibiting the compelled disclosure of the type of information and documents that Walker is trying to obtain. Grossman claims that the subpoena “violates the First Amendment because it constitutes an attempt to silence and intimidate, as well as retaliate against, speech espousing a particular viewpoint with which the Attorney General disagrees.”
CEI asserts that the subpoena is also “invalid because the underlying investigation is pretextual, is being undertaken in bad faith, is intended as a fishing expedition, and is in support of an investigation of charges that have no likelihood of success.”
Hudson’s pitiful article is in itself of no importance. But it is symbolic because it continues the attack by alarmism against science, truth and the best interests of humanity.
The Conversation is anything but a conversation and should be defunded immediately.