- Dec 31, 2021 5:09 pm GMT
"When people like Al McKibben and Bill de Blasio use the words “we” and “our” they have the luxury of living in places where hydrocarbons are so cheap and abundant that they can imagine a world where they aren’t needed. McKibben is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, where annual tuition, fees, and room and board cost students $76,820 per year. When McKibben and de Blasio use words like “we” and “our” they aren’t speaking for the people who live in places like Cap-Haitien and Freetown.
The next time you hear a climate activist tell you how terrible it is that we are using hydrocarbons and that we should be using renewables, and only renewables, you might tell them about what happened this year in Cap-Haitien and Freetown. You might remind them that instead of complaining about climate change, they should be thankful for the plentiful energy that allows them to lead comfortable lives. You might also remind them that in 2021 alone, 263 human beings were immolated — burned alive — trying to get their hands on a few liters of motor fuel."
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