Friends of Science Society Disputes David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice on Climate Change and Anti-Pipeline Statements

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Friends of Science Society disputes recent e-mail statements of the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice on climate change and anti-Pipeline Statements saying that in their opinion these statements are not balanced and are damaging the Canadian economy. Friends of Science says anti-oil groups often use the fear of climate or transport catastrophe to raise money when evidence reveals that oil transport by pipeline and tanker in Canada is safe and effective.

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

Where is the public benefit of tax-subsidized charities denigrating and blocking work for the thousands of unemployed oil workers in Canada?

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Friends of Science Society disputes recent e-mail statements of the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice, and have posted on their blog, a statement in which they challenge climate change and anti-pipeline statements of the two registered charities, claiming they are damaging the Canadian economy. Several environmental groups and even Mayor Robertson of Vancouver spoke up against the Kinder Morgan Transmountain expansion (twinning an existing line), as reported in the Globe and Mail of Nov. 29, 2016, but Friends of Science Society says David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice have sent misleading and unbalanced information to e-mail subscribers, contrary to CRA policy guidelines.

“Where is the public benefit of tax-subsidized charities denigrating and blocking work for the thousands of unemployed oil workers in Canada?” asks Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society.

A summary of the International Energy Agency reports on the world use of hydrocarbons – oil, natural gas and coal – showing that they power the world’s energy needs: “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%.”

Two reports on the Friends of Science Society blog outline the regulatory and safety framework for pipeline and tanker traffic in Canada – “Moving Oil by Pipeline: Examining the Facts” and “Moving Oil by Tanker: The Facts” provide a dispassionate, factual review of relevant information.

Friends of Science Society says the use of claims of imminent climate catastrophe are not supported by scientific evidence nor by the IPCC’s AR5 Working Group 1 Technical Summary “Key Uncertainties” (pages 114 and 115) and say it is inappropriate, in their opinion, for tax-funded charities to drive public fear as a means of raising money.

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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