Emergency First Responders: Fossil Fuels Save Lives Every Single Day

The coronavirus has presented humanity with a variety of challenges, partly pathogenic and partly pathological. Bizarre thinking about energy fits firmly in the latter category.

In recent weeks, as countries mourn their dead and seek to get back to business, the climate cult have been making nonsensical claims that our economic resurrection will be made all the smoother by throwing even more subsidies at never-reliable wind and solar.

The premise is the same old hackneyed nonsense about fossil fuels destroying the planet. Whereas, the reality is that fossil fuels save lives in the veritable millions, every single day.

Next time you pop into an ICU, why not ask a patient whether they’re prepared to take their chances on the weather with electricity delivered at the whims of mother nature? Or whether they’d rather keep that life-giving machinery running around-the-clock?

STT Champion, Liberal MP, Craig Kelly takes stock of just how important fossil fuels are if you’re interested in staying alive.

Without fossil fuels, the Wuhan Flu would have us beat
Spectator Australia
Craig Kelly
15 May 2020


Imagine if you will, that you have a close family member that has come down with the Wuhan Flu, and they are unfortunately one of the small percentage that ends up in hospital on a mechanical ventilator. And the only thing keeping them alive is the constant flow of electrons powering the ventilator, moving breathable air into and out of their lungs.

In these circumstances would you want those electrons generated by consistent, reliable baseload power generated by fossil fuels (or nuclear power) or would you be happy to swap for unreliable intermittent sources of generation; solar and wind, hoping that a cloud doesn’t come across to block the sun or the wind eases off, putting the flow of electrons in jeopardy?

Imagine how front line medical staff would go trying to protect themselves from the virus without fossil fuels when personal protection equipment such as surgical masks, goggles, coveralls and gowns, are all made from polypropylene — a fossil fuel product? And when hospitals around the world are crying out for urgent deliveries of PPE, were would we be without airfreight powered by fossil fuels ?

In a recent study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, Swiss and German researchers found that alcohol-based hand sanitizers are effective in killing the Wuhan Flu. Most hand sanitizers come in liquid or gel form and are made from isopropyl alcohol. And the basic material used in the production of isopropyl alcohol is Propene, which is derived from fossil fuels, typically petroleum and natural gas.

And what hope would we have of developing a vaccine and other medicines to fight the virus without fossil fuels, when they are the foundation for between 80% to 90% of the pharmaceuticals we use?

If we are smart, the Wuhan Flu will help give us a true appreciation of the value of fossil fuels and how vital they are in the medical industry – driving another nail in the alarmists’ coffin.
Spectator Australia

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  1. Crispin bpm says:

    The 12th of August is a sombre day in Victoria’s history. On this day, the death toll from COVID-19 in the state, has now reached 267. To gain some perspective of this mortality rate, a fully loaded Qantas Boeing 787-9 can seat 236 passengers. More than a plane load of Victorians are now no longer with us, thanks to this state government’s gross incompetence.

    God rest their souls.

    And heaven help the rest of us!

    A sad day for Australia.

    Video title. ‘INCREDIBLE Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CLOSE-UP Takeoff | Melbourne Airport…’

    Published by HD Melbourne Aviation

  2. Why are they allowed to bury voids in the underground with the hollow spaces internally in those things?

  3. Wilhelm III says:

    “…….. driving another nail in the alarmists’ coffin.”
    Alas fossil fuels will have the final say when at their cremation the gas burners are turned on.

  4. Reblogged this on ajmarciniak.

  5. Reblogged this on uwerolandgross.

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