Posted on Apr 06, 2018

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels

Roger GallingtonAt a time when fossil fuels often get a bad rap, Roger Gallington brought a whole new way of seeing these sources of energy to our Friday meeting. Frequently referring to the book on the subject by Alex Epstein, the proposition is that the use of fossil fuels has improved the quality of life and life expectancy throughout the world. They are cheaper to implement vs. sustainable options due to the reduced capital costs, and their production is more consistent. Wind, for instance, is cyclical and sometimes unpredictable.
 
The impact upon the greenhouse affect on the Earth was also disputed. “The increase in CO2 in the atmosphere doesn’t necessarily increase the greenhouse affect.” In fact, “that same increase typically improves the health of plants, called the ‘Fertilizer Effect’”. How the greenhouse effect impacts weather systems or other environmental aspects is still under debate, as Roger pointed out.
 
An intriguing presentation on a controversial topic delivered by a man of deep understanding and intelligence. Just the kind of presentation that we love! Thank you, Roger!
 

Meeting Announcements

We have a new inbound exchange student assigned already—from Thailand! We need just one more host family to sign up. See Dan Weedin.
 
Todd Tidball, cigar auctioneerAnn Pyles donated 3 Cuban cigars that were auctioned at our Friday meeting for Polio Plus. Thank you, Danny Fritz, for your $125 donation and thank you, Ann, for your donation!
 
Jon Pavey is putting in another order for those terrific aprons that have the Sons of Norway and our Logos proudly displayed. See Jon if you’d like one of your very own.