Climate Alarmists are Keeping Poor People in the Dark — Literally

By Joe Oliver – Re-Blogged From Financial Post

It is impossible to elevate people in dire need to a decent standard of living without inexpensive electricity.

I recently returned from a Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), which put into stark relief the moral imperative of developing fossil fuels, especially for the poorest people in developing countries. By implication, it reinforced the profoundly unethical stand of climate-change alarmists who are working to rid the world of hydrocarbons, irrespective of the harm to economic growth, employment and a decent standard of living for billions of people.

Residents are seen in the village of Hanuabada in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where just 13 per cent of the country’s population has access to electricity, Joe
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