Environmentalist Clowns

As environmentalists dressed as clowns protested coal-fired electric plants in Denver — see the reports from the Denver Daily News and Denver PostKeith Lockitch prepared to give a talk at the Auraria campus that evening explaining the profound human need for industrial energy. (More on this soon.)

In the Q&A, Lockitch pointed to two quotes from environmentalists indicating that they don’t want cheap, abundant energy, even if it is “clean” and “renewable.”

Paul Ehrlich said, “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.”

Amory Lovins said, “If you ask me, it’d be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy because of what we would do with it.”

One thought on “Environmentalist Clowns

  1. Ari

    Patrick Sperry writes in, “So, are those folks just anti human development or what? Heaven knows, why, that power might be used to power a C/T scanner that might be used to save someone’s life after all!”

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