Censorship of Climate Change Minister’s Parody Account on Twitter Heightens Canadian Carbon Tax Revolt says Friends of Science

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Canada’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment reportedly asked Twitter to take down a parody account saying it promoted fake news and impersonated her, says Friends of Science. In response, Canadians have begun questioning what they see as fake news coming from the Minister herself, driving an already powerful Canadian carbon tax revolt which The Economist reports is in full swing.

Dr. Khandekar, a former Environment Canada researcher, past IPCC expert reviewer and former WMO regional expert, notes there has been no statistically significant warming for over 18 years, despite a very substantial rise in carbon dioxide concentration. The science is not settled.

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As reported by The Star on June 27, 2018, Canada’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment filed a complaint against a parody account, that resulted in its deletion, claiming the parody misled the public with fake news and impersonated her, says Friends of Science. Twitter allows parody accounts, but not impersonations. Canadians reacted strongly as the account name had been spelled wrong and was marked as a parody; most of the parody tweets were light-hearted spoofs on climate topics. Since then, dozens of new parody accounts popped up in response, further fueling Canadian carbon tax and climate policy resistance movement.

On June 28, 2018, The Economist quoted Ontario’s newly elected Premier Doug Ford, “The cap-and-trade, the carbon tax, they're gone, they're done,” affirming Canada’s carbon tax revolt is booming.

Friends of Science says Minister McKenna’s heavy-handed approach to parody has Canadians questioning the real Minister of Climate Change about the “fake news” on her twitter feed and in some of her formal communiques.

Following the signing of the Paris Agreement, Minister McKenna told Canadians in an interview with Rosie Barton on CBC Television, that she signed on to a more stringent greenhouse gas target because the Marshall Islands are sinking due to sea level rise, allegedly due to human-caused global warming. According to a Friends of Science video interview, Dr. John D. Harper, FGSA,FGAC, PGeol., former director of the Geological Survey of Canada, said that is false; the islands are so tiny that they are simply being eroded by the sea.

Minister McKenna persistently claims that urgent climate action is necessary to prevent a crisis. German climate scientist, Dr. Hans von Storch, explained in an interview with Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels in "The Uncertainty Has Settled," that climate change is only one of many issues society must face, not the most pressing one. Von Storch says “I am not scared.”

With any extreme weather event, like the recent heat waves, Minister McKenna often tweets that it is an example of climate change.

Friends of Science says Dr. Madhav Khandekar’s presentation at their May 15, 2018 annual event shows there is no trend in extreme weather events worldwide. In 2002, Dr. Khandekar did an independent report for the Alberta government entitled “Uncertainties in Greenhouse Gas Induced Climate Change.”

Dr. Khandekar, a former Environment Canada researcher, past IPCC expert reviewer and former WMO regional expert, notes there has been no statistically significant warming for over 18 years, despite a very substantial rise in carbon dioxide concentration. The science is not settled.

Minister McKenna often tweets that ‘women are kicking it’ on climate, but past executive secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres, shows how mistaken a woman can be. Writing in the introduction to an Oxford publication entitled “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary,” Figueres says that human impact has been so great that ‘geologists recognize the end of the Holocene era and the beginning of the Anthropocene…’ In fact, that is false.

As reported in blog - Watts Up with That - on July 9th, 2018, the newly ratified official Geologic Time Scale makes no reference to the term ‘Anthropocene’.

Friends of Science says the ClimateWorks documents in the Podesta Wikileaks files show that the public have been misled by a multi-billion dollar, decade-long, international campaign orchestrated by a group of billionaires, some with vested interests in carbon markets and renewables. Environmental groups were funded as proxies to push carbon pricing, cap and trade, as solutions to an exaggerated climate crisis.

Friends of Science says that is the fake news that should be investigated.

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