If you watch tonight’s presidential debates, remember this piece of comedy gold from the 1976 debates, when Jimmy Carter stated with perfect certainty that the world would run out of oil by 2011, and that therefore we needed to further develop…coal. Ironically, coal is just what Hillary Clinton has now decided, likewise with perfect certainty, to be a dirty form of energy that therefore must be abolished. Politicians don’t actually know anything. They will say anything to get elected, and will reverse themselves tomorrow if it they think it will get more votes. Meanwhile, far from running out of oil, global oil production is now more than 3X what it was in 1976.