Latest posts by H. Sterling Burnett (see all)
- Don’t Buy The Carbon Dioxide Tax Myth – It Just Means More Government Control - February 14, 2019
- Fossil Fuels Have, and Should Continue to Benefit Humanity - January 28, 2019
- In China, Coal, Not Solar or Wind, is the New (Old) Power Source of Choice - January 28, 2019
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Amanda Maxham. Maxham, a writer and research associate at the Ayn Rand Institute, is a physicist who became a policy wonk. Maxham joins Burnett to discuss how alarmism regarding climate and science is preventing society from thriving.
In this podcast, Maxham argues that public policies should be directed at helping people flourish, and improving human lives and how that necessarily conflicts with environmentalists stated aim that human not impact nature. She believes that climate change alarmism is not about science but rather about the moral view that humans are wrong to have an impact on nature — even if that impact improves human lives. Fossil fuel, she argues, are the great benefactor of human civilization, rather then being the bane of human existence.