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Insanity Check on Climate Change

By Art Berman | September 13, 2023

The additional land use for wnd and solar is approximately 24 million square kilometers or an area about the combined size of Russia and Australia. The cost would be more than $51 trillion.

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We Can’t Handle The Truth About The Human Predicament

By Art Berman | August 1, 2023

Simply switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is not a solution to climate change, certainly not in our time window of urgency.

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The Net Effect of Net Zero Will Be Zero

By Art Berman | July 5, 2023

Net Zero is a naive and unscientific fantasy that is largely untethered to physical reality.

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Unanticipated Consequences of the Energy Transition

By Art Berman | June 23, 2023

An energy transition will have little net effect on society’s material footprint on the planet.

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Climate Change is Not Debatable

By Art Berman | June 21, 2023

The conclusion is clear: carbon emissions and overshoot of planetary boundaries are unlikely to decrease as long as world GDP and population continue to increase.

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The Psychology of Climate Change

By Art Berman | June 14, 2023

We should not realistically expect any of the current approaches to climate change to result in productive outcomes. We must first be honest with ourselves.

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Jude Clemente is Confused About the Energy Transition

By Art Berman | June 7, 2023

The solution to climate change may not really be about logical arguments, cost-benefit analysis, or good versus evil. It’s a psychological problem.

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Philosophy vs Science: The Church Tried That Too and Lost, Dr. Bardi

By Art Berman | May 31, 2023

That is not a win for fossil fuels but rather a reflection on of how difficult it will be for humans in a renewable energy-based future. Pretending it is otherwise is simply not helpful.

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Does Renewable Energy Have a Higher EROI Than Fossil Fuels?

By Art Berman | May 27, 2023

Civilization should already be in collapse at the oil EROI of 4.2 that Murphy et al incorrectly calculate.

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Alex Epstein’s Fossil Future Flames Out on Climate Change

By Art Berman | March 22, 2023

Reading Fossil Future was a painful experience for me not because of Epstein’s positions but because the book is flawed and dishonest journalism.

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For Alex Epstein To Be Right, Everyone Else Has To Be Wrong

By Art Berman | March 10, 2023

Epstein’s case is based on a deep state organization that has created and spread fake news about fossil fuels and climate change.

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They’re Not Making Oil Like They Used To: Stealth Peak Oil?

By Art Berman | January 18, 2023

The sooner we stop expecting a miracle of technology or a quick transition to renewable energy, the better we will be able to cope with a more difficult energy future.

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