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Humans prosper because of oil, natural gas

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The global warming alarmists who want to shut down pipelines, cap wells, limit exploration and make wind and solar the major sources of energy aren’t doing humanity any good, according to a new assessment by a world-recognized think tank, says Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

If the green crowd that is pursuing the 80 percent greenhouse-gas emissions reduction envisioned by the negotiators of the Paris climate agreement succeed in their goals, he report concludes, “world gross domestic product would be approximately only 4 percent of what it would otherwise be in 2050, with each person living off just $1,200 per year, instead of the $30,600 projected by economists absent carbon-dioxide restrictions.”

The report comes from the Heartland Institute, which recently summarized the discussion of members of a panel at its 12th international conference on climate change.

The panelists concluded “fossil fuels have been the main driver of human prosperity and are responsible for adding decades to life expectancy and increasing gross domestic product and living standards.”

Panelists were Indur Goklany, an independent scientist; Craig Idso, chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide; and Roger Bezdek, president of the economic, energy and environmental consulting firm MISI.

They found that “the use of abundant, affordable fossil fuels has led to people living longer, healthier lives,” the report said.

Reported Heartland: “Goklany’s presentation showed life expectancies have increased as concentrations of carbon dioxide have risen. For example, life expectancy in China and India has grown by 27.5 and 27.6 years, respectively, since 1950, largely as a result of the increasing use of fossil fuels. The increase in life expectancy was coupled with a precipitous decline in infant and child mortality rates.”

Also, the panelist found the use of fossil fuels has been accompanied by a dramatic plunge in poverty.

“In 1820, 84 percent of the world’s population was living in ‘absolute poverty,’ on less than $1 per day, but today, fewer than 10 percent of the world’s people do so,” Heartland reported Goklany found.

For the rest of this report, and more, please go to Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

WorldNetDaily



17 Comments on "Humans prosper because of oil, natural gas"

  1. Cloggie on Sat, 6th May 2017 12:57 pm 

    world gross domestic product would be approximately only 4 percent of what it would otherwise be in 2050, with each person living off just $1,200 per year, instead of the $30,600 projected by economists absent carbon-dioxide restrictions.”

    Insane allegation.

    Already renewables are the largest share of new installed capacity… because they are the cheapest. 2050, that’s 33 years away. Power stations are written off in perhaps 40 years. There are further dramatic price decreases in the pipeline line, like 100 x 160 cm 280 Watt panels for $100 by 2020.

    Joseph Farah, go back to the Levant where you came from.

  2. Adamc18 on Sat, 6th May 2017 1:37 pm 

    IT is perfectly obvious that humanity has prospered for 200 years by using fossil fuels . IT is equally obvious that it is is a bizarre and absurd argument to then use this historical fact as evidence that we should ignore the indisputable fact that modern science shows that to continue to burn fossil fuels threatens the future of humanity. The rising numbers of droughts, heatwaves, wildfires and record temperatures across the entire planet, coupled with the collapsing volume of polar sea ice confirms the validity of the science. This absurd ‘study’ has nothing to do with science or common sense.

  3. onlooker on Sat, 6th May 2017 1:48 pm 

    Adam these “Studies” is just the cancer ie. Human Industrial system defending itself with its immune system. Nothing rationale just self defense mechanisms kicking in

  4. dave thompson on Sat, 6th May 2017 1:53 pm 

    Heartland Institute, what else needs to be pointed out?

  5. newfie on Sat, 6th May 2017 4:06 pm 

    Humans won’t be prospering after the planet is fried to a crisp a century from now. They will be fighting for survival in the New Stone Age. It takes Nature about 500,000 years to turn excess CO2 in the atmosphere into buried carbon sludge and reset the climate. It’s going to be a long time before humans have another civilization.

  6. tahoe1780 on Sat, 6th May 2017 4:32 pm 

    “It has often been said that, if the human species fails to make a go of it here on the Earth, some other species will take over the running. In the sense of developing intelligence this is not correct. We have or soon will have, exhausted the necessary physical prerequisites so far as this planet is concerned. With coal gone, oil gone, high-grade metallic ores gone, no species however competent can make the long climb from primitive conditions to high-level technology. This is a one-shot affair. If we fail, this planetary system fails so far as intelligence is concerned. The same will be true of other planetary systems. On each of them there will be one chance, and one chance only.” – Sir Fred Hoyle

  7. ________________________________________ on Sat, 6th May 2017 5:22 pm 

    Duh
    Cloggie you are a moron. Without fossil fuels you wouldn’t even be able to buy weed that you smoke too much.
    I’m so tired of dumb ass motherfuckers hating on co2. Why don’t you complain about mercury, plastics, roundup, and other prescistent toxic shit. Hating CO2 is like hating o2. Hating warming is like loving dying.

  8. ________________________________________ on Sat, 6th May 2017 5:23 pm 

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  9. _______________________________________ on Sat, 6th May 2017 5:24 pm 

    Duh
    Cloggie you are a moron. Without fossil fuels you wouldn’t even be able to buy weed that you smoke too much.
    I’m so tired of dumb ass motherfuckers hating on co2. Why don’t you complain about mercury, plastics, roundup, and other prescistent toxic shit. Hating CO2 is like hating o2. Hating warming is like loving dying.

  10. Dredd on Sat, 6th May 2017 7:07 pm 

    It’s like a rocket man … https://youtu.be/uNNl3C0qvKg

  11. Sissyfuss on Sat, 6th May 2017 9:01 pm 

    You make more sense when it’s only a line without text.

  12. Sissyfuss on Sat, 6th May 2017 9:10 pm 

    Humans prosper while all other life forms degenerate until we arrive at a denuded sterile world devoid of any beauty or spirit. This article is so anthropocentric as to be blind to the total picture. Alas, the masses are solidly behind such a view.

  13. Go Speed Racer on Sun, 7th May 2017 2:38 am 

    Stop complaining about CO2.
    It makes it harder for me to enjoy my
    backyard fire, throwing in old pallets,
    mattresses, and tires.

  14. Apneaman on Sun, 7th May 2017 12:27 pm 

    Just look at all the job creating fossil fuels brought the retards in the week that was.

    Billion-Dollar Cyclone: The Human Element in This Week’s U.S. Floods

    Climate change, heavier rains, and flood risk — “It’s well established that in many parts of the world, including much of North America, the heaviest periods of extreme rain and snow are getting even heavier.”

    “Aon Benfield noted that at least 14 locations on 10 rivers have set all-time record-high crests during the past week:

    • Current River at Doniphan, Missouri (previous record: March 1, 1904)
    • Current River at Van Buren, Missouri (previous record: March 26, 1904)
    • Meramec River near Sullivan, Missouri (previous record: August 1, 1915)
    • North Fork White River near Tecumseh, Missouri (previous record: August 1, 1915)
    • St. Francis River at Patterson, Missouri (previous record: December 3, 1982)
    • Jacks Fork at Eminence, Missouri (previous record: November 15, 1993)
    • Meramec River near Steelville, Missouri (previous record: July 27, 1998)
    • Big Piney River at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri (previous record: March 19, 2008)
    • Gasconade River near Hazelgreen, Missouri (previous record: March 19, 2008)
    • Black River at Pocahontas, Arkansas (previous record: April 28, 2011)
    • Illinois River near Watts, Oklahoma (previous record: December 28, 2015)
    • Gasconade River at Jerome, Missouri (previous record: December 30, 2015)
    • Gasconade River near Rich Fountain, Missouri (previous record: December 30, 2015)
    • Meramec River near Eureka, Missouri (previous record: December 30, 2015)

    Hundreds of water-swamped roads have been closed across Missouri and Arkansas, including two large interstate segments in southeast Missouri.”

    https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/billion-dollar-cyclone-human-element-week%E2%80%99s-us-floods

    Don’t worry if there was no AGW jacked job creation event like this in your area last week. I can 100% guarantee you that you will get one just like it or worse in the near future. Well actually it’s planetary physics and chemistry that guarantees it not me.

    Enjoy your prosperous future.

  15. Cloggie on Mon, 8th May 2017 5:43 am 

    New renewable energy record in Germany.

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/2017/05/08/new-german-renewable-record/

    In 13 years from now, expect the renewable share of electricity production to be 85%, so the remaining 20 years until 2050 can be used to eliminate fossil fuel for transport and space heating.

  16. Cloggie on Mon, 8th May 2017 5:45 am 

    The only real moron here is the terrorist who f* up this thread by using a line nick of 100 char.

    Idiot.

  17. Green People's Media on Mon, 8th May 2017 9:14 am 

    I’m shock.

    So surprise.

    The Heartland Institute promoting the oil and gas industries as the saviors of humankind?

    Go figure. Who could have anticipated.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heartland_Institute

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