Happy Independence Day weekend from The Nation Speaks.
Are fossil fuels destroying the planet or helping humans thrive on it? That’s what we discuss with Alex Epstein who makes a bold argument in his new book, “Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas—Not Less.”
Then, in America Q&A we ask for your take: Has fossil fuel use resulted in more harm or benefit for humanity?
Next, Minds.com is a social networking platform that brings together thinkers from across the spectrum. They recently held the “Festival of Ideas” in New York City and I caught up with several provocative participants, including:
Former Democratic presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard; James O’Keefe of Project Veritas; Musician and de-radicalization activist Daryl Davis; Nick Gillespie, editor at large with Reason Magazine; Coleman Hughes host of Conversations With Coleman podcast; and Margaret Kimberley, exec editor for Black Agenda Report.
Finally, our second America Q&A circles back to the climate: Do you think all human impact on the environment is bad?