Climate Depot’s executive editor Marc Morano appeared on Canada’s Sun News with Ezra Levant on March 31, 2012.
To Watch Full Video click here.
Selected Excerpts below:
Morano: This is what [the Obama Administration] wants to do, they want to make affordable energy, more expensive.
They are banning coal plants. One of the most moral [energy] choices we have is coal fired power in the world today. 50% of our electricity in U.S. is from coal. It lowers infant mortality, extends live expectancy, brings modern dentistry, modern hospitals.
Both solar and wind have competed with fossil based fuels and they had their rear ends kicked and no amount of subsidies or mandates is going change that. It is certainly is not going to happen with the government the picking winners and losers through the political process.
When 1.6 billion people don’t’ have running or electricity, you don’t look to put solar panels on their huts made of dung — you try to bring them carbon based energy.
Cheap abundant energy is the life line of human prosperity and human wellness.
Why are we celebrating the Middle Ages? Why are we celebrating the Dark Ages? Why are we celebrating what N. Korea has already achieved?!
People should abhor Earth Hour. We should be celebrating carbon based energy — it is the moral choice , one of the greatest liberators of mankind in the history of our planet. [End Morano excerpts]
To Watch full video with Climate Depot’s Morano, click here.
‘Earth Hour?!’ Celebrate Coal not Candles: ‘It was coal that produced clean electric power which cleared the smog produced by dirty combustion & open fires in big cities like London and Pittsburgh’ — ‘It was coal that saved the forests being felled to fuel the first steam engines and produce charcoal for the first iron smelters. It was coal that powered the light bulbs and saved the whales being slaughtered for whale oil lamps. Without coal, we would be back in the dark days of candles, wood stoves, chip heaters, open fires, smoky cities, hills bare of trees and streets knee deep in horse manure’
Flashback: Ross McKitrick: ‘I abhor Earth Hour…It celebrates ignorance, poverty & backwardness. By repudiating the greatest engine of liberation it becomes an hour devoted to anti-humanism’ — McKitrick: ‘Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity’
Lights out for Earth Hour: ‘Official dimmery abounds across the West, but Cuba is always dim’ — ‘Earth Hour, the global WWF fundraiser that persuades the young, the naive and the scared to inconvenience themselves on Saturday evening. Enthusiasm for the dim-bulb stunt appears to have waned in line with climate hysteria’
Even the Warmists at Planet 3.0 down on Earth Hour: ‘The solutions to our energy problems don’t start with individuals shutting the lights off at home’ — ‘They start with public policy — the only force that can actually change how the infrastructure and shared systems work… The more we encourage people to think that change is about individual choices, the harder it is to get the real change accomplished’
‘When the Earth Hour ambassadors include a child, a magician, a couple of actors, a singer, a model, a chef, a radio presenter, a celebrity gardener, a priest, a hotelier, a former rock star…’ ‘…a green politician, an SBS landscape architect and not a single economist or scientist, I think we’ve long stopped listening to ‘the science’ and are checking out the designer label’
The Wealthy Corporations Behind Earth Hour: ‘Earth Hour is the brainchild of two large corporate entities – the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Fairfax Media Limited’ — ‘WWF has offices in 30 countries and employs 5,000 people. In 2010, its international operating revenues amounted to almost 3/4 of a billion dollars’