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.
Two months ago today, Texas experienced a rare winter blast resulting in a widespread blackout. Debate has since raged over what source of energy was to blame. Robert Murphy (independent.org), Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, joins us today, to clear up the debate, having spent time looking at the data. He discusses the sometimes competing narratives about wind energy in Texas, whether natural gas stepped up during the crisis, and why Texas is on its own grid. He and John also zoom out and look at the broader energy picture in the U.S., including the role renewables play and whether nuclear is a valid option.