Are electric cars really green? An investigation of Bjorn Lomborg's claims.

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potholer54 : People aren't reading the corrections in the video description, so I'll pin them here: CORRECTIONS: 11:30 -- Estonia's electricity is not mostly coal-powered, it is mostly oil-shale powered. They both produce large amounts of CO2, so the point is the same. The result is that electric cars powered by the Estonian grid are much less green than in France. The photo of the 'lithium mine' is a diamond mine, according to National Geographic. A real lithium mine is Western Australia looks almost identical:,-Increased-Spodumene-Production/46120.

Jesus Christ : Keep up the "good work"!

TimmacTR : I'm a conservative, and I approve this video. I wish you could invite him to debate online live though..

Crocoshark : But . . . are electric cars really green? I did a google image search and found that most electric cars are silver, a handful are blue, and they also come in red and orange.

A. Attasyr : New potholer video arrives, attention span increases 500%

Taudlitz : "YT channel just like mine" well that might be bit too high praise for PragerU

Wade Spencer : Stephan Crowder is right about one thing. I may not drive an electric car, but I do think I'm better than him.

NastyLittleBagginses : PragerU is a university in the same way that candy corn is a vegetable.

Franco Fernando : It absolutely kills me when conspiracy theorists bring up the conspiracy of scientists accepting bribes to further the green agenda, when there is an actual conspiracy being perpetrated by the fossil fuel industry right in front of their noses

Declan Lyons : Looks like Crowder's gas-guzzling car just hit a Pothole.

MoJournal : Interestingly, the PragerU video unintentionally makes a case for decreasing coal usage.

Horny Fruit Flies : You know what's really sad? PragerU and Crowder videos get millions of views, their propaganda spreading among Republican and other right-wing drones. I think that EVERYONE at ONE point encountered a Republican talking point, copy-pasted straight from one of their videos. Potholer's fact-checker videos barely get a hundred thousand views, unfortunately. It takes a lot less energy to mass-produce bullshit, than what it takes to debunk it.

A Chicken : Steven Crowder is scientifically illiterate Change my mind

gr8 b8 m8 : 21:00 Why? I don’t know about Bjorn Lomborg, but look at PragerU’s largest donors. It’s the Wilks brothers, who made their fortune with a hydraulic fracking company. It’s almost like this “university” is just a propaganda machine used to push a private agenda.

Douglas Kalberg : "We would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for that pesky Potholer54!"

george green : Prageru lies again, let me die of shock🤡

Robbie Johannson : Lomborg's institute is funded by Paul Singer, American billionaire and 'vulture' capitalist who has investments in Hess, Energy Future Holdings, both of which deal heavily in fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. What an odd coincidence that all of these pundits against clean energy are funded through oil companies and their associates.

Leo : Good to see videos again. Viewer #50 notification squad

ZarlanTheGreen : "Then why?" Because he gets paid for it.

HVallejo B. : Just checked Prager's video. I'm pretty sure labeling it under "Education" is illegal.

Phos9 : It’s almost like PragerU is bankrolled by oil magnates.

Martin Rayner : Prager “University” is funded by Dan and Farris Wilks, who made billions in the shale oil fracking industry and are also barking mad religious loons (one is actually as pastor of the Yahweh 7th Day Church in Cisco, Texas) with the kind of extremist beliefs one would expect.

Bertrand Le Roy : Prager is not "just a YouTube channel". It's heavily sponsored and led by magnates of the fracking industry: Wikipedia says "Two of PragerU's largest donors are the hydraulic fracturing billionaires Dan and Farris Wilks. Two members of the Wilks family are on PragerU's board." That's why.

wwickeddogg : I wish Crowder was just a moron, but the truth is that he knows that the information is a lie and he wants to keep his followers ignorant and wrong.

algi : Let's say for the sake of argument that electric cars are just as polluting as fossil fuel cars. I still don't understand why it's better to stick to fossil fuel cars. The power plants might be changed at some point to less polluting, thus making the same electric car less polluting, but a fossil fuel powered car only gets worse and worse with time.

longliverocknroll5 : How does anybody take Lomborg seriously after the Danish Committees on Scientific Dishonesty found him guilty of academic dishonesty with his book 'The Skeptical Environmentalist', while not pressing charges because it *wasn't* his field of expertise. They basically said, "stop being a twat, you're not an environmentalist. Have a nice life, and jog on" haha.

Snorlax : Bjorn Lomborg's parents were killed by an electric car. That is what drove him to become -Batman- sceptical of electric cars.

May Sparkle : "Pompous people with a sense of entitlement" is also a good description of Crowder and Lomborg.

Amunium : Lomborg was pretty famous in Denmark for being a complete moron who made up figures to suit whatever agenda he was trying to push at the time, which was typically set by who paid him to have it. Eventually Danes started ignoring him completely, because he's never uttered a true word in his life, and he packed his bags and went international instead. So sorry for that, rest of the world. So to answer your "why": Most likely because he's being paid by oil companies.

Ryan Harper : I drive a Nissan Leaf. It saves me tons of money(not needing as much maintenance or any gas). My town is pretty small and has no road out of town, and we get 85-90% of our energy from Hydroelectricity from a local dam here in Juneau, AK. Saves money, uses renewable energy, and puts out zero emissions.

Center Progressive : Doesn't Prager U deny climate change? Why would they care which pollutes more?

Brandon Walker : The surgical precision with which you dismantle Lomborg’s argument is a beautiful thing to behold. This is what political discourse should look like—patient, informed, and clear. 10/10.

Jacob Bæk : Lomborg is just pissed that his climate change denial 15-20 years ago turned out to be BS, so instead of accepting defeat, he decides to fight the solutions to climate change.

zombiewoof63 : Obama is not left wing.

Alex : Wow. Me and the 8 other Estonians always perk up and immediately look around for natural predators whenever our country is suddenly mentioned.

Christian Hoffmann : i want to strap Crowder into a chair and force him to watch these videos.

Elizabeta Macovei : So, speaking as an European... why tf are American conservatives so hung up on Obama? It's been 2 years since he's no longer president; I haven't heard anything out of him (over here) since then.

Todd Heath : They've actually made a better argument for replacing coal with better sources of producing electricity than discrediting building electric cars in this video. It's obviously an unintended consequence of their argument.

Communist Pootis Birb : PragerU destroyed with FACTS and LOGIC

Sean Porcelli : Changed my mind. Thanks. Love the research.

Hotlog : Maybe you can change your Youtube channel to Potholer54U or Potholer54 University and get more credibility.🤔

Crowe : Potholer uploaded, today is a good day.

ScepticalCynic : Crowder is posting lies and misinformation on his blog? Well imagine my shock!

Enthused Norseman : I'm a simple man, I see Potholer, I wait to click like until I've watched the entire video and exercised my own critical judgment.

Alexander E. Minge : Funny how PragerU chose the worst case scenarios for EVs and the best case scenario for ICEs, and still came out with EVs on top

nodvick : "Are electric cars really green?" no. that one in the thumbnail is silver.

Desperadox23 : "It comes from a university" LMAO

Giancarlo Pace : pragerU has an agenda: screw good solutions to real problems, and distort reality in order to better serve that horrible agenda. How sick is that?

Mike518Mike : Because most likely oil-companys pay him for "lobbying" against electric cars. Thats why.

eveve05 : Prager University likely uses America's Finest News Source The Onion :D