Friends of Science Society Denounces French President’s Quip on Planet saying Climate Change Policies Make Our Planet Sick

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Friends of Science Society is denouncing French President’s quip “Make Our Planet Great Again” as oblivious to the damage and disruption driven by climate change policies that “Make Our Planet Sick.” These include the bump in world-wide food prices due to food-to-fuel policies – a driver of the refugee crisis, the increase in air pollution in Paris due to incentives on diesel over gasoline, vast environmental destruction and degradation in developing nations where mining of rare earth minerals for wind turbine magnets and solar panel production takes place, and heat-or-eat poverty in Western European countries due to steep rise in power prices and green crony capitalism.

Climate change policies have unintended consequences that are damaging to the environment and disruptive to society.

Climate Change Policies Made Our Planet Sick... Again

..many climate change policies have “Made Our Planet Sick Again” and people poor. In pursuit of reducing carbon dioxide, we have damaged and disrupted life and our environment

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Friends of Science Society is denouncing French President Emmanuel Macron’s “Make Our Planet Great Again” quip reported by CNN, June 2, 2017, as an oxymoronic comment on President Trump's pull out of the Paris Accord, in light of the fact that Paris battles poor air quality, as Bloomberg Markets reported June 19, 2016, due to climate change policies as recounted in Bloomberg View Sept. 23, 2015. Friends of Science says the Paris COP-21 Agreement was badly skewed against the planet and western economies, as outlined in their blog post “Where Will the UN Get Its Climate Money Now?”

Ottawa energy policy consultant, Robert Lyman, even questions "Can Canada Survive Climate Change Policy?" in his May 9th, 2017 video-taped address.

In contrast to the constructive environmental push of the late 70’s and on-going 30 years that resulted in OECD nations greatly improving air and water quality and reducing emissions while improving energy efficiency, Friends of Science says recent climate change policies have “Made Our Planet Sick Again.”

According to a study by the New England Complex Systems Institute, of Sept. 21, 2011, the US EPA food-to-fuel policy has moved megatonnes of corn from world markets into biofuels, resulting in a steep rise in global food prices. This has led to wide-spread food poverty and civil unrest in the Middle East North Africa region, where many people live on one or two dollars day, driving people to seek better opportunities elsewhere.

Climate change policies have pushed for the manufacture of wind turbines and solar farms, claiming these are ‘clean, green and free’ forms of energy. Friends of Science says large parts of the developing world that make these devices end up ravaged, as reported by the Daily Mail on Jan. 26, 2011 and by Sciencing April 25, 2017

Across the OECD nations that have adopted wide-scale wind and solar farms and climate change policies, there has been a rise in heat-or-eat poverty as reported by The Spectator, April 5, 2014.

Ontario, Canada's power price crisis, driven by climate change policies of coal-phase-out, incentives for renewables offering generous feed-in-tariffs, continues to spiral out of control, devastating families, especially retirees and low income earners as reported by Global TV March 2, 2017.

“Far from improving quality of life, affordability and reliability of power, better cost of living or a healthier planet, many climate change policies have “Made Our Planet Sick Again” and our people poor,” says Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society. “In pursuit of reducing carbon dioxide, we have damaged and disrupted modern life and our environment. This must stop.”


Friends of Science has spent over fourteen years reviewing a broad spectrum of literature on climate change and have concluded the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2). Friends of Science is made up of a growing group of earth, atmospheric and solar scientists, engineers, and citizens.

Friends of Science Society
P.O. Box 23167, Mission P.O.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2S 3B1
Toll-free Telephone: 1-888-789-9597
E-mail: contact(at)friendsofscience(dot)org

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