Fossil Fuels Have Lifted Humanity out Of The Darkness and Given The Gift of Longer Lives
Are the anti-humanists concerned with the planet or with controlling people?
At the heart of the greatest increase in living standards the human race has seen in recorded history is the utilisation of incredibly abundant, cheap, reliable energy.
The source of that energy is fossil fuels.
Now, the term “fossil fuels” could perhaps be a bit misleading, as James and Travis discussed in episode 5 of The Climate Con podcast.
Also, nothing is to say this was the best way we could have gone about things and that even better ways of constructing society and generating energy don’t exist and have been suppressed or hidden or are yet to be discovered.
For this article, however, we shall go with the term and focus on the huge positives that we have enjoyed as a society thanks to our clever usage of fossil fuels.
Let’s start with industries.
How many industries can you think of today that are the bedrock to our modern civilisation that are or have been, hugely dependant on the usage of fossil fuels?
Here’s a quick list of 20 industries and their approximate reliance on fossil fuels:
1. Transportation: Approximately 90-95% of global transportation relies on fossil fuels for energy.
2. Power Generation: Around 65-70% of the world’s electricity is generated using fossil fuels.
3. Heating and Cooling: Roughly 80-85% of heating and cooling systems use fossil fuels.
4. Manufacturing: Fossil fuels account for about 70-75% of energy use in the manufacturing sector.
5. Agriculture: Around 30-35% of energy consumption in agriculture comes from fossil fuels.
6. Chemical Production: Fossil fuels contribute to about 70-75% of energy used in chemical processes.
7. Plastics and Synthetics: Approximately 90-95% of the production of plastics and synthetic materials relies on fossil fuels.
8. Construction: Fossil fuels power around 60-65% of machinery and equipment in construction.
9. Automobile Manufacturing: The production of vehicles relies on fossil fuels for around 50-55% of energy.
10. Public Transport: Fossil fuels power about 75-80% of public transportation systems.
11. Mining Equipment: Roughly 65-70% of energy used in mining operations comes from fossil fuels.
12. Asphalt and Paving: Fossil fuels contribute to about 70-75% of energy in asphalt production.
13. Textile Production: Around 60-65% of energy used in textile manufacturing is derived from fossil fuels.
14. Chemical Fertilisers: Fossil fuels account for approximately 75-80% of energy used in fertilizer production.
15. Packaging Industry: About 50-55% of energy used in packaging production comes from fossil fuels.
16. Food Processing: Fossil fuels contribute to around 40-45% of energy in food processing and distribution.
17. Hospitality and Tourism: Approximately 60-65% of energy used in travel and hospitality relies on fossil fuels.
18. Healthcare: Fossil fuels account for about 40-45% of energy used in healthcare operations.
19. Waste Management: Roughly 50-55% of energy in waste management processes comes from fossil fuels.
20. Sporting Goods Manufacturing: Around 70-75% of energy used in producing sporting goods is derived from fossil fuels.
Can you imagine life without any — if not all — of the above products and services?
Now, is the mad greenie agenda designed to “Just Stop Oil” actually based in any kind of reality?
Well, perhaps it’s a reality where we’d have a lot fewer people and cars and fun — and a lot more taxes.
None of it would stop the climate changing, though.
We are just getting started.
Someone should tell the “Just Stop Oil” folks that, without fossil fuels, they won’t be able to use their phones and cameras to capture pictures of themselves blocking people from getting to work.
Here is a list of 20 technologies that require fossil fuels for making components:
2. Laptops and Computers
4. LED and LCD Screens
6. Cameras (Digital)
7. Home Appliances (Washing Machines, Dryers)
9. Air Conditioners
10. Power Tool
11. Batteries (Non-Electric Vehicle)
12. Clothing and Footwear
13. Toys (Plastic)
14. Cosmetics and Personal Care Products
15. Sports Equipment (Synthetic)
16. Cookware and Kitchenware (Plastic and Synthetic)
17. Home and Office Furniture (Synthetic)
18. Light Bulbs
19. Watches and Clocks
20. Eyewear (Plastic Frames)
Now let’s look at something really interesting
Check out how the increase in global life expectancy has been riding side-by-side with our usage of fossil fuels for energy.
Global life expectancy. (Note the weird drop in 2021. I wonder what caused that?)
Global energy sources
Mad greenies who want to get us to net zero as we were 150+ years ago probably haven’t considered the huge reduction in quality of life and in lifespans that would occur should we achieve net zero . . .
Or maybe some of them know the inevitable result but couldn’t care less, so long as they get filthy rich. Ever notice the vast wealth of many people who peddle the hoax of climate alarmism?
Destroying their lies with facts and truth is great fun! So I decided to write a short book to do just that.
Rejoice! It’s not the end of the world. We are in the most abundant period of energy in recorded history, and we can attribute most of that abundance to fossil fuels.
Have fun filling in your family and friends with the facts!