Ted Turner: Fossil fuels are ‘going to poison us’

The Aspen Times reports:

Ted Turner’s comments came Friday during the 10th annual ARE Day summit, which is running this weekend in Aspen with more than 90 speakers who all have a common goal of reducing global warming and expanding the use of sustainable energy…

Turner is also the largest private landowner in the United States, with more than 2 million acres.

Brown is the founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute and a prolific author, having written or co-authored more than 50 books. The Washington Post described Brown as “one of the world’s most influential thinkers.”

The discussion started with concerns about lack of water availabile for food development, as well as overgrazing being one of the main reasons for a global loss of topsoil.

Turner then pointed out that it’s time for the world to catch up with new technologies for sustainable energy.

“It’s time to say goodbye to fossil fuels,” Turner said. “Thank God it is, because it’s going to poison us if we don’t phase it out. It’s the right thing to do, it’s economical to do, and it’s going to be more efficient. We need to get on it right away”…

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7 thoughts on “Ted Turner: Fossil fuels are ‘going to poison us’”

  1. Ted Turner is a complete idiot if he thinks fossil fuels are poison. How did he make his millions [billions?] without using huge amounts of fossil fuel?
    Having made his pile he wants everyone else to stop using his key to success. BTW CO2 is neither poison nor pollutant.

  2. He might be a bit more believable had he held his conference in someplace like Detroit. Where would us common folk be if it weren’t for the elite and ultra rich leading us? When they pass by in their glittering chariots us common folk should remove our caps and tug our forelocks in recognition of their greatness.

    Maybe over inhaling fossil fuels explains Turner’s nuttiness.

  3. Another zillionaire whose carbon footprint during his life is more than 20 ordinary families, preaching at us.

    The lack of self-awareness is staggering. Then again, it might be why the scare campaign is also staggering like a sailor on shore leave.

  4. I’ve never understood how a jerk like Ted Turner built and held onto a fortune. He’s been a fellow traveler of the Soviet Union and a Luddite on energy. But somehow he gets past those principles to continue to operate a profitable enterprise.

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