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Gibbs exposes the two-facedness of Bill McKibben, perhaps the most famous environmentalist in America. Gibbs shows McKibben, the founder of 350.org, extolling the use of wood to generate power, saying that the technology “can happen anywhere...and it must happen everywhere.” He later catches up with McKibben at a climate protest to ask him about the issue, but rather than address the question, McKibben says that he puts wood into his stove at home “almost every night in the winter,” and then waves off Gibbs saying, “I don’t know. That’s not what today is about.”
In addition to McKibben, Gibbs also ridicules the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Al Gore, Vinod Khosla, Elon Musk, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who declares that once you build a wind project, “it’s free energy forever.”
Gibbs also toes the line on energy. Sure, he lambasts renewables, but he dares not mention that hydrocarbons are crucial to human flourishing. He also completely ignores nuclear energy and the undeniable fact that a dramatic expansion of nuclear will be needed if we are to have any hope of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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