"Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less" is a systematic analysis of our energy future from a human flourishing perspective
This looks outstanding. I think stuff on climate mastery is very, very powerful. I pre-ordered my copy last year and can't wait to get it in the mail.
I am especially interested in 1. How to know when the experts are wrong. 2. The problem of human weakness in a naturally deficient and dangerous planet. 3. What is fossil fuels secret sauce. 4. The first and second ingredients. 5. The truth about biomass and geothermal. 6. How powerful is fossil fueled climate mastery. 7. Questions and standards for assessing climate claims. 8. Is reframing actually possible.
It is a trick Alex, for which I forgive you. Now that I have told you the parts I'd like you to release I feel that I must preorder your book and what to look for first!
I’m looking forward to this: Chapter 10: Maximizing Flourishing Through Energy Freedom
The title of the section "The Impossibility of an Unlivable Earth" was particularly thought provoking for me. Can you share some of this section pre-release?
Alex, you are a Force of Nature for Fossil Fuels, Climate Research, and Human Freedom/Flourishing. What an amazing resource this book will be. Would love to see you release the following sections as a preview: The Error of Catastrophizing and The Impossibility of an Unlivable Earth.
Alex - your idea of a "knowledge system" is interesting. It seems to be a theme that pervades the entire book. If you could release or talk about the key passages that explain what you mean by "knowledge system," how you observe it, how you identify its components, that might be helpful in understanding knowledge systems of other disciplines like economics or foreign policy or public health.