The latest IPCC report is out and it's – surprise, surprise – chock full of doom and gloom for our climate. Joining us today is Patrick Michaels (cei.org), Senior Fellow at the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He points out glaring inconsistencies and faulty science from the report, information given to seemingly further the alarmist narrative. Patrick points out that more and more people are getting apocalypse fatigue as yet another prediction is destined to go unrealized.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC has issued a new report and the collective climate alarmists are doing what they always do – forecasting doom unless we do something drastic. John flies solo for today's podcast, looking at not only the latest climate code red but past predictions of planetary doom that have predictably gone unrealized. There is some sound science in the new report, but the media latch on to all of the dire and crazy predictions. John shows the severe cutbacks recommended in the report in order to save the planet. Politics has distorted the science so much so that we cannot even debate the reality of these cutbacks.
I know, I know, it's election day, but we don't know the outcome yet, so let's talk about the consequences behind green energy. Joining us is environmental consultant Steve Milloy (junkscience.com), founder and publisher of JunkScience.com. He looks at the realities of eliminating fossil fuels and going with green energy. Some of the metals used in green energy are mined by children in horrible conditions. The technology is very expensive and itself cannot survive without fossil fuels. So we have to be smart about how we approach this and think of the consequences before moving forward. Sound environmentalism has to be based on sound science and sound economics.