Book Review: “Apocalypse Never” By Michael Shellenberger

Posted: June 30, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, books, climate, Critique
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The removal of his Forbes article yesterday is no doubt a foretaste of the alarmist reaction to his book.

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The way to a cleaner, sustainable planet is not to eliminate fossil fuels and nuclear power, but rather to expand their use, especially in developing countries to bring economic growth and prosperity, the way such sources did for the developed world.

This is one of the primary themes in the new book, Apocalypse Never, written not by a “climate denier” or “corporate shill.” Instead, author Michael Shellenberger is a 30-year environmental activist with street cred in various causes including saving California’s redwood forests and co-founding a “progressive Democratic, labor-environment push” in 2002 for the New Apollo Project, a renewable energy initiative that long predated the Green New Deal. He also is a Time magazine “Hero of the Environment.”

Shellenberger’s background is a key reason Apocalypse Never is so devastating to extremist environmentalism that has taken hold in politics, the media, K-12 education and popular culture…

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  1. Dodgy Geezer says:

    Perhaps someone should ask Forbes why they pulled the article…?

  2. Paul Vaughan says:

    No Missing Link Hear

    Note that it’s not Huawei but western IT monopolies interfering in the US election. How effective could they be without military backing? Financial terrorism (human rights exclusion into luck-down) is the new game. There’s enough information for sharp targeting. Genius narratives trick even their competition into lockdown.

  3. tallbloke says:

    DG: My guess is they pulled it because of its opening sentence, where Shellenberger presumes to speak for all environmentalists. They’ll have been inundated with “He doesn’t speak for me” rants. That and the huge plug for his new book. They may have felt that sort of promo cheapened the Forbes brand.

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  5. tallbloke says:

    Worth a watch.

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    Ongoing wordpress issue: Threads that have video and twitter embedded behave intolerably. I incline to boycotting such threads (and I never watch video).

    I have relevant commentary to share, but will await a text-only thread to help keep IT clean and uncluttered.

  7. tallbloke says:

    PaulV, There’s no video embedded on this page. In the tweet above, you’d have to click through to sky news website to see it. Sorry to hear you’re still having page loading problems. I did get WordPress to solve the .pdf document autoloading issue though.

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  9. oldbrew says:

    Better check the climate cultists haven’t been buying all the stock and burning it 😂

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    Have you ever seen a bull responding to a red cape?
    They’re going to read it — with angry red eyes — before they burn it OB.

    It will cause them to lock-down all rights and transfer all jobs left.
    IT’s PC WHO approved: Left to recover first while right REMAINS in luck-D-own forever.

    10 year D-stabilizing plan: Wait til you see the next (25) shocker(s) they have plan-D — will make corona & ID-politics look like nothing. You know the “bold” will forevermore D-stabilize the world.

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  12. oldbrew says:

    Coming soon: a poll showing ‘a majority of Brits’ would be happy to trade in their fuel burning cars for e-scooters, because EVs are too expensive.

  13. Paul Vaughan says:

    “A majority of Brits of all demographics agree that if the economic recovery doesn’t tackle climate change, it would be bad for the economy in the long run.”

    Meaning spins right around on “tackle”. It sounds like the right thing to do as “bold” financial terrorists left hopes for security and stability lock-D D-own in luck down.

    No matter how far left lives sunk in lockdown, dems couldn’t get their luck down far enough so they rioted to physically spread hope for disease-D obsession.

    “With the lights out IT’s Los D-anger US.
    I feel stoop ID UN con tag US.”
    — Nirvana “Smiles Like Team Spear IT”

    D-funding in no cents from naive propaganda IS clear in the eye of the beholder with deep cynicism, good humor, and deeper lust for the true thrill of BOTH security and stability.

    Free of lockdown and “progressive” financial terrorism we have parks and an environment to care about deeply while enjoying the thrilling delights of healthy outdoor recreation.

    MSM:

    Please set up a website called “Protest dot com”.
    You can move 99.99% of your “news” there. YOU CAUSED THE NEW SPIKE IN US INFECTIONS.

    No, I’m not going to the riot.
    I’m going hiking and sea-kayaking.

    I love nature and the environment and it couldn’t be any more clear to me THAT YOU DON’T love nature, the environment, or me.

    In your vision for the world I’d ask society only for hassle-free euthanasia.

    Please stop harassing good people and promoting behavior that causes more terrifying lockdowns.
    Please stop pushing the “progressive” financial terror camp aim.

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  17. oldbrew says:

    Jun 30, 2020,02:52am EDT
    Democrats’ New Climate Plan Will Kill Endangered Species, Environmentalists Fear
    Michael Shellenberger

    The rapidly spinning blades of wind turbines act like an apex predator that big birds never evolved to deal with. And because big birds have much lower reproductive rates than small birds, their deaths have a far greater impact on the overall population of the species.
    . . .
    Vaclav Smil, a widely-respected energy scholar praised by Bill Gates (among others), concluded that it would take 25-50% of all land in the US to go 100% renewable. Today, the US uses just 0.5% of its land for energy.

    In 2009, Cambridge physicist David MacKay showed that providing all the UK’s energy with 100% renewables would require a greater area than the landmass of the entire country.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/06/30/democrats-climate-plan-will-kill-endangered-species-environmentalists-fear/

  18. oldbrew says:

    Published on July 8, 2020
    Why I Believe Climate Change Is Not the End of the World
    written by Michael Shellenberger

    https://quillette.com/2020/07/08/why-i-believe-climate-change-is-not-the-end-of-the-world/
    – – –
    Great, but nobody sensible does believe it anyway.

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