Why renewables can’t save the planet and how renewables destroy the environment to save the climate: An honest analysis from a lifelong environmentalist
We live in a society where people are no longer brave enough to speak their minds due to the fear of the “cancel culture.” One of the most polarizing issues in America today is that of global warming and climate change. Regardless of your views, there’s no denying that the climate is changing. Today, there is still no consensus on the cause of climate and how we go about solving the problem. However, it’s important we have an honest discussion about this issue regardless of which side you’re on.
So, it’s refreshing to see a life-long environmental activist taking an unpopular position not supported by other environmentalists. Michael Shellenberger is a life-long environmental activist and Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and a celebrated author. Shellenberger has worked with investors, labor unions, and the Obama administration to invest $150 billion into renewables. Michael Shellenberger is also the President of Environmental Progress, a research and policy organization.
After seeing the devastating effects of renewables like solar and winds, he later became a pro-nuclear environmentalist. Michael changed his mind about nuclear energy and has helped save enough nuclear reactors to prevent an increase in carbon emissions equivalent to adding more than 10 million cars to the road.
Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment? In this TEDx Talk appearance, Shellenberger answered this question: Are we destroying the environment in an effort to save the climate? I implore you to keep an open mind as you watch this video. Enjoy!