For the sake of Africans and the rest of the world, African leaders need to confidently reject the net-zero movement and embrace energy freedom—including fossil fuel freedom.
Very well said Alex, particularly, "Expose the threats publicly." I wish you every possible success in Africa but I think you have an awakened nucleus of informed supporters there. Congratulations.
Those of us who value energy freedom and recognize the irreplaceable benefits we derive from the use of fossil fuels need to stop apologizing for living ... especially to those who would gladly see us dead.
As you say, exposing the irrationality to all who will listen is a worthy goal if human flourishing is something one wants to see. The environmental preservationists, the clowns that claim you may not modify anything while they sanctimoniously wave their public-servant halo in your face as they jet around the world, need to be stripped of their virtuous persona. I don't personally believe the world is harmed by anyone using a prodigious amount of energy, but I have a real problem with the guy that uses energy and stands on a soap-box, telling the audience they may not. I like to think that with a few wise words we might all be encouraged to, at the very least, not applaud.
That said, until we all realize, as living entities, we will only survive by exploiting the natural world, there is no other source of substance. And, most importantly when someone else must be asked for approval to do so, your right to life has been forfeited,
I’m just going to add my welcome to you and I hope that you get to be interviewed by as much of our local media as possible. Will you be doing any talks outside of the conference?
Great stuff. This is some of your best work. My only fear is that African leaders will be bought off and will sell their people down the river. Fighting these global communists will take, not only courage, but moral and ethical integrity. Western "leaders" have failed the test. We'll see how the Africans do.
One other thing. I've taken to calling "fossil fuels" carbon fuels or carbon-based fuels. The word "fossil" connotes that these fuels come only from past creation and that we only have a finite supply. The truth seems to be that the Earth continues to create these carbon-based fuels, and that we will never, on a practical basis, run out. It takes away that argument.
Stateside, the anti-natural gas hysterics are back: