“Scientists, activists, and journalists—those are the three groups that have perpetuated so much of the misinformation.”
“…most mainstream environmental journalists are environmental activists who went into journalism to be activists.”-Michael Shellenberger, environmental activist for 30 years and author of Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (2020)
As heard on American Thought Leaders, “How Climate Hysteria Hijacked Environmentalism: Michael Shellenberger,” episode 379, August 1, 2020
I am never going back to listening or watching “interviews” in which the guest gets a few minutes to offer and explain his opinion. I always wondered how Conservatives could disbelieve climate change when the science was irrefutable. Ha! Climate change marketing is irrefutable; the science is fractured by multiple theories and disagreeing scientists. Environmentalism is not the simple battle of good vs. evil, messy vs. clean. A Whole Foods shopping trip will demonstrate the unsustainability of that type of healthy lifestyle.
In this episode of American Thought Leaders environmentalist and author Michael Shellenberger describes why:
- Environmentalism is a disingenuous fad
- Energy density determines the efficiency of an energy source (hint: solar and wind power are inadequate)
- Environmental science is full of bias
If you are interested and knowledgeable about environmental issues, you probably should hear Shellenberger out. His thirty years of experience offers a more complete perspective.
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