Clarity on fossil fuels |

Clarity on fossil fuels

It is a horrible paradox to live in, and benefit from, the technology-laden 21st century while at the same time being surrounded by constant cries about how dehumanizing, immoral and evil such technology is. The Center for Industrial Progress’ Alex Epstein, in his column “The moral case for fossil fuels” , provides a welcome break.

Mr. Epstein’s unapologetic defense and recognition of how unequivocally beneficial fossil fuels are for mankind brings much-needed clarity by providing the full context required when thinking about these issues. Fossil fuels have made our industrial society — with its rising lifespans, increasing standards of living and unprecedented wealth — possible, and recognition of this fact, as Epstein’s work highlights, is sorely needed.

Amesh A. Adalja


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