Debunking the Myths of US Pollution and Rising CO2 (Pt. 2)| Marian Tupy | ENVIRONMENT | Rubin Report
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Marian Tupy (editor, Humanprogress.org) to get a good dose of optimism and to discuss the ignored story of global poverty reduction, debunk the myths of the US’s rising CO2 emissions, and what environmental activists like Extinction Rebellion get so wrong about climate change. Marian shares how the US has fought climate change and reduced CO2 levels without having a green new deal or even joining the Paris agreement. The reduced carbon dioxide emissions and pollution don’t come from environmental protection or global warming reduction policies, but instead from simple innovation. The US has achieved this success by switching over to using more natural gas and using significantly less coal. Falling commodity prices have also helped natural gas, which is a much cleaner fuel, take a larger role in US energy production. Marian also debunks another popular myth, that overpopulation is a growing problem. The opposite is actually true since we are seeing a major population decline. As countries get richer they tend to have declining population growth.
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