by Amy Oliver Cooke
Executive Vice President, Independence Institute and Senior Media Fellow, E&E Legal
Published in The Tribune
“Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun,” wrote environmental doomsday prophet Dr. Paul Ehrlich in 1975.
That’s a cruel statement directed at people who simply want electric lights so their children can read at night, a refrigerator to keep food from spoiling or a heater to keep their homes warm during the winter.