Wikileaks ClimateWorks Document puts Global Climate Change Policies into Question says Friends of Science Society

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A ClimateWorks Foundation document exposed in the WikiLeaks Podesta files reveals that unelected, unaccountable billionaire foundations have been funding non-governmental groups for hundreds of millions of dollars, to agitate for renewables and global cap and trade policies, says Friends of Science. This interference in domestic affairs in Canada brings all climate and energy policies into question.

WikiLeaks Podesta files reveals that unelected, unaccountable billionaire foundations have been funding non-governmental groups for hundreds of millions of dollars, to agitate for renewables and global cap and trade policies in countries around the world,

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A ClimateWorks Foundation document of March 18, 2016, exposed in the WikiLeaks Podesta files reveals that unelected, unaccountable billionaire foundations have been funding non-governmental groups for hundreds of millions of dollars, to agitate for renewables and global cap and trade policies in countries around the world, says Friends of Science. This interference in domestic affairs in Canada brings all climate and energy policies into question.

The document reviews a case study of the 2007 “Design to Win” program subtitled “Philanthropy’s Fight Against Global Warming.” It is revealed that the globally influential management firm, McKinsey, was reportedly paid some $42.4 million to consult on the project.

On June 25, 2018, in an interview on NewsTalk 770 Radio in Calgary, show host Danielle Smith discussed the document with Friends of Science Communications Manager, Michelle Stirling. The conversation begins with reference to a June 24, 2018, Watts Up With That blog post discussing the $66.6 million dollar "cities" fund in the ClimateWorks document. However, the scope of the global cap and trade project was reportedly $600 million a year paid by these foundations to various activist E/NGOs around the world.

Disturbingly, there does not seem to be any formal approval by any government accepting or inviting this type of domestic interference by foreign billionaire philanthropies. In Canada they have funded activist proxy groups with stated intent to constrain, change energy and climate policies or block energy and resource development, says Friends of Science.

In one section, the ClimateWorks document projects a global price of $80-$120/tonne CO2 for the massive global cap and trade project along with $12 trillion a year for renewables investment. Some $750 million was dedicated to the European climate engagement.

Friends of Science says it appears that this billionaire's club and bevy of green activists, not climate science, have been driving the global agenda – including the COP-21 Paris Agreement, which was rejected by President Trump.

As frequently reported in the Financial Post, Canadian researcher Vivian Krause has reviewed IRS returns, documenting millions of dollars that have poured into ENGOs in Canada from foundations noted in this ClimateWorks plan. Those activist ENGOs have effectively funded and incited national pipeline blockades, campaigned for massive protected green spaces like the Great Bear Rainforest, and lobbied for legislated tanker bans on the west coast. These activist groups and their dozens of Ottawa lobbyists have created a maze of new environmental regulations and pushed for the implementation of the much-hated carbon tax in Canada, to the detriment of the national economy. Tens of thousands of oil industry-related workers are unemployed throughout Canada due to what appears to be a green economic trade war.

According to Friends of Science Society, the ClimateWorks report pushes renewables as the solution to climate change and global warming but offers no evidence on performance. According to Prof. Michael J. Kelly of Cambridge in a May 23, 2016, peer-reviewed paper entitled "Lessons from technology development for energy and sustainability," to implement more wind and solar is ‘total madness’ and these energy forms cannot support even basic modern societal needs.

Friends of Science Society is calling for a complete moratorium on all climate and renewable energy policies and carbon taxes in Canada due to this foreign interference in domestic affairs.

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