John Shanahan, civil engineer, editor allaboutenergy.net: The American 2020 election in November will have perhaps the biggest consequences of any election in its history. CHOICE ONE: huge, even one-world government, where a few ideologues opposed to rules for a Republic established by the Founding Fathers pretend to solve all the country's energy, economic and social problems. CHOICE TWO: small government with maximum freedom for all. The choices are crystal clear and will take the United States either to a beautiful place with plentiful energy and prosperity or to where everyone is dependent on the government in a miserable economy. Wind and solar energy or fossil fuels and nuclear power. Don't decide on the personalities of the individual candidates. Decide on what they will deliver for you and our country.
George Chilingarian, Petroleum Engineer and Geologist: America is under attack. Our freedom and liberty is at risk. The goal is to displace capitalism with socialism. The mechanism is a very elaborate, ongoing, and evil plot to vastly restrict our energy supplies. In so doing America’s political will will be destroyed and our beloved country will find itself joining with the European’s and other countries in pursuit of a single worldwide government under UN control with a vastly reduced world population; a population no greater than a tenth of today’s. The Editor of allaboutenergy.net has inserted (catastrophic) into the title. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and causes some warming. Water vapor is a much more important greenhouse gas. What we think the author intends to say is that carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is not going to cause catastrophic global warming nor an irreversible climate tipping point.
Pope Francis: The encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ issued in 2015 motivated many people to take action on global warming, but governments, the pope said, have lagged far behind. In June 2020," he issued guidance for carrying out his climate encyclical that included calling on Catholics to divest themselves of investments in fossil fuel companies. It's not just social justice issues, and not just environmental issues, It's the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, all coming together. The encyclical names this 'integral ecology'."
Jochem Marotzke, Director, Climate Research, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany: Aren't you worried about thawing permafrost? No, quantitatively the contribution is relatively small. And as a general rule, it always says: Methane is a much more powerful greenhouse gas than CO₂, which is of course true: Overall, methane has a lower greenhouse gas effect than CO₂. Even if the permafrost thaws, it is uncertain how much of the methane really arrives in the atmosphere. Bacteria can convert methane to CO₂. I'm not worried about the methane. I am not concerned about any catastrophic climate tipping point from use of fossil fuels. What does this mean for all the teachers and professors who for forty years have been preaching climate catastrophes from use of fossil fuels? What does it mean for the politicians doing the same?