Friends of Science Calls Out Anti-oil Climate Change Groups for Misleading Claims - Issues New Reports on Oil Pipeline and Tanker Safety as Trudeau approves Kinder Morgan

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Friends of Science Society is calling out anti-oil climate change groups like the David Suzuki Foundation for making misleading claims about subsidies to oil and gas companies, saying oil and gas revenues subsidize large sectors of Canadian society, and that by contrast, Prime Minister Trudeau's approvals of Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion and Enbridge Line 3 replacement will boost the Canadian economy. Friends of Science has published two new reports on oil pipeline and tanker safety in Canada by Robert Lyman.

"Carbon dioxide is not a control knob that can fine tune climate" - Judith Curry, Atmospheric Scientist, Georgia Tech

Fossil fuels now account for 81% of the world’s energy supply and renewables just over one per cent. That situation will not change soon, easily or cheaply. Clearly, we are a long, long way away from a so-called low-carbon economy

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Friends of Science Society is calling out anti-oil climate change groups like the David Suzuki Foundation for making misleading claims on oil subsidies and pipeline/tanker safety, as reported by the National Observer on Nov. 15, 2016, in response to Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement of approvals for the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion to the West Coast, and Enbridge Line 3 replacement to the US as reported by the Calgary Herald Nov. 29, 2016. To help inform the public with the facts on pipelines and tankers, Friends of Science has published two new reports by Robert Lyman – “Moving Oil by Pipeline: Examining the Facts” and “Moving Oil by Tanker in Canada: The Facts.”    

“Keep Canada in the Black” is an earlier report issued by Friends of Science Society which debunked the oil subsidy claims of anti-oil activists.

“Anti-oil and climate change catastrophists were claiming the alleged subsidies should be diverted to spend on wind and solar,” says Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society. “There are no such subsidies in Canada and furthermore, all wind and solar devices are made from oil, natural gas and coal.”

Key points of the recent International Energy Agency report are summarized on Friends of Science Society’s blog, entitled "Facts and Fallacies on World Fossil Fuel Use vs Renewables," posted Nov. 14, 2016, and show that: "In 2014, the shares of primary energy supply by energy source were: oil, 31.3%; coal, 28.8%; natural gas, 21.0 %; biofuels and waste, 10.3%; nuclear, 4.8%; hydro, 2.4%; and “other”, including all renewables energy sources, 1.4%. Fossil fuels now account for 81% of the world’s energy supply and renewables just over one per cent."

“That situation will not change soon, easily or cheaply. Clearly, we are a long, long way away from a so-called low-carbon economy,” says Stirling.

Vencore Weather forecasts cooler temperatures as the 2015 El Nino becomes a weak, cooler La Nina, and low solar activity begins to affect weather patterns, as reported on meteorologist Paul Dorian's blog.

Friends of Science holds the view that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not you and not CO2.

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