GREEN GIVEAWAYS: President of the WorldWatch Institute Robert Engelman defends subsidies for wind and solar power.
WAR ON COAL: Bill Bissett of the Kentucky Coal Association says we have clean air now, and the coal industry gets zero credit for the progress it has made. West Virginia coal miner Mark Nelson talks about lost jobs.
THE MORAL CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS: Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress says he loves fossil fuels because they create cheap, plentiful and reliable energy.
MY TAKE: As the world got richer, the air got cleaner. The pollution we should worry about, like soot, particulates and sulfur, is down:
Greenhouse gases may prove to be a problem, but we don't yet know that. The world has real problems like malaria, malnutrition and desperate poverty. America is deep in debt, and fewer jobs get created because we have too many rules. We don't need more micromanagement from the EPA, we need less. Let's chill out about global warming. Then free people will create a better world.