Letter to the Editor: The World Needs More Power, Not Less

The Alliance for Community Engagement sent a letter to The Reflector, which was printed on December 15, regarding Don Brunell’s editorial “Build America Back” in which he advocated for fossil fuels. Let’s start with the beginning :

1. It is not a “fact” that fossil fuels destroy our chances of having a “secure, healthy and equitable future”. Greece is putting coal-fired power stations back into service and Japan is building 22 new coal-fired power stations to compensate for the closure of Fukushima. The African Energy Chamber accuses the West of eco-imperialism and says the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) is a death sentence for Africans. India is building coal mines in Botswana, as is China, which has also reneged on its “commitments” made in Glasgow, COP 26. Germany is closing three of its most recent nuclear reactors, 8.5 GW of base load, enough to power the nation of Denmark. The United States is doing the same, with the same end result, meaning that we will have to depend on imported natural gas, or firewood, for our energy – national suicide. Do we shut down pipelines, limit drilling fields, sell offshore oil fields, then beg the EUA to increase oil production? The “progressive” Greens want to destroy dams to save endangered fish, regardless of the needs of agriculture, industry and landowners. What about hydroelectricity?

2. Renewable energy has a cost. Wind farms and solar panel parks cause ecological damage in many places around the world, for example, Australia etc.

3. Electric cars require huge amounts of lithium (white gold) for their batteries, destroying native environments in developing countries like Peru, Africa and many others. Nations such as Germany, the United States, and China are buying up huge swathes of land in these developing countries for lithium production. Disposal of old solar panels and wind farms is being sent to places like Africa for destruction: out of sight, out of mind. Let them face it. Colonialism anyone?

4. Global warming is not the cause of extreme weather disasters. The rush to use every hurricane, tornado, drought, flood and wildfire as a frightening tactic to energize the public masks the real reasons for these events and obscures the minds of decision makers, rendering them unable to see the things that could actually be done. to at least rectify or combat these natural disasters.

5. AGW is a Western obsession. It is funded by huge charitable trusts, such as The Tides Foundation, Ford, Rockefeller, Mellon, and Act Blue (Read the book, The New Leviathan-David Horowitz) and individuals such as Gates and Soros, ad nauseam.

The world needs more energy, not less, and the future of energy includes nuclear, fossil fuels, hydropower and yes “renewables” where appropriate. Anyone who believes that a simple reduction in CO2 will save the world is illusory, or worse.

Jim Roth,


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