Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow:On multiple levels – federal, state and local ... hospitals, industries, armed forces and nursing homes – the United States and nearly every other country seem to have been woefully underprepared for the Coronavirus that came roaring out of Wuhan, China at the end of 2019. If all these countries were paying so little attention to these recurrent pandemics, and spending so little money preparing for them – what WERE they focusing on? The answer is allegedly “dangerous man-made global warming and climate change.” In other words, very little on diseases that hit humanity very hard and quite often – versus enormous, inordinate amounts on a supposed threat that exists primarily in computer models and media headlines, and assumes Earth’s climate was stable and near-perfect until a few decades ago. Most of the Main Stream Media, universsities and National Academies of Science agree with these Wunderkinder.
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: When OPEC imposed its 1973 embargo, the United States was just over 40% dependent on foreign sources for its oil. Today the USA relies on foreign sources for 100% of 14 minerals considered to be “critical” for modern technologies and societies, and 50-96% for 19 other “critical” minerals; only two are in the 14-25% dependency range, an updated report from the US Department of the Interior (DOI) cautions.
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Fifty years ago, I helped organize Earth Day #1 programs on my college campus, calling attention to serious pollution problems that afflicted much of the USA. Over the ensuing decades, laws, regulations, and changed attitudes, practices and technologies reduced most of that pollution, often dramatically. What I find fascinating in all this is the steadfast, often nasty determination of scientists, politicians and interest groups promoting alarmist themes – and profiting immensely from them – to reject and deny any science, history and evidence that undermines their claim that nothing like this ever happened before.
Paul Driessen, senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow: Michael Moore’s new documentary, Planet of the Humans, is as devastating an indictment of wind, solar and biofuel energy as anything I have ever written. My latest commentary reviews the film, highlights several especially important segments, (adds some relevant observations of my own), and concludes by taking issue with Moore’s proposed solution: that we humans “get ourselves under control,” by slashing our living standards and population numbers.