Environmentalist Patrick Moore is now ashamed of Greenpeace - the organization he co-founded; Alex Epstein says the Fort McMurray oil sands are clean and moral; and health worker Amy Lehman thinks good-hearted philanthropists can do incredible amounts of harm in the developing world. IDEAS presents some very contrary views from Moses Znaimer's ideacity Conference.
Are humans really to blame for climate change? Are fossil fuels and the Alberta oilsands all that bad? Are good hearted philanthropists wasting billions in the developing world?
Participants in this episode:
Dr. Amy G. Lehman, MD, MBA, is the founder and CEO of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic. The LTFHC is an international organization addressing the problem of health care access for millions of people who live in the isolated, but strategically critical Lake Tanganyika Basin/Great Lakes region of Central Africa.
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 40 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction for 15 years while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization. In recent years, Dr. Moore has been focused on the promotion of sustainability and consensus building among competing concerns.
Alex Epstein is an expert in energy and industrial policy. His writings on energy and energy policy have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, and dozens of other prominent publications. He has become the leading free-market energy debater, having debated Bill McKibben, Greenpeace, Occupy Wall Street, and other environmentalist groups. He is a Principal blogger for MasterResource, the leading free-market energy blog. Mr. Epstein's monthly podcast, "Power Hour," features discussions with leading energy thinkers.