On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, bestselling author, journalist, and environmental activist Michael Shellenberger joins host Ben Domenech to discuss climate alarmism and how the left-wing media and activists have distorted the urgency of climate change. Shellenberger just published his most recent book, “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All,” this month.
Shellenberger condemned the left’s journalists, climate activists, and malthusian scientists for promoting climate alarmism. The radical left has taken an immoral position by denying vast, inexpensive energy sources to all people, he said, which they consider to be the moral center of apocalyptic environmentalism.
“We’re not in a life boat. We have functionally infinite energy, and there’s no resource scarcity to speak of. And in fact that kind of discourse has always been used to deprive people of prosperity,” he said.