Climate nonsense once again is hurting real people -- Texans may face power shortages this summer, and it is all the fault of Obama's war on coal. CFACT policy advisor Larry Bell notes that it would have been a lot worse had the Trump Administration and the courts not sidelined the jobs-killing Clean Power Plan.
After all was said and done, neither Harvey nor Irma was the "worst" hurricane ever to hit the U.S. CFACT advisor Larry Bell recounts over a century's information on hurricanes in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea, noting that hurricane damages are al;ways catastrophic for those whose lives are uprooted by them.
How many solar panels, wind turbines and electric cars would we have needed to subsidize in order to prevent the tragic flooding of Houston?
In 1900 a hurricane devastated Galveston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey is natural. The ability to cope with it is man-made.
Given that Texas leads the nation in oil and gas production, and that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been the driver in this jobs renaissance, one might think that Texas college students, especially at the state's flagship university, would be well informed on oil and gas production and on fracking in particular. The truth is that, despite the fact that cheap energy is vital for economic growth and expensive energy hurts the poor and those on fixed incomes the most, about half of the students interviewed had no opinion or just did not know what fracking is. This creates an opportunity for education -- and if Texas students are so uninformed, one might assume that students in other states might also benefit from a sound public education campaign like Real Energy Not Green Energy.