Should WEF and Canadian Senate Listen to Greta Thunberg and Climate Activists or Dr. Nir Shaviv on Climate Change Asks Friends of Science

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Child climate activist Greta Thunberg charmed the jet-setting World Economic Forum at Davos with her blunt denunciation; climate activist ENGOs plan to block the Canadian Senate’s efforts to discuss controversial climate-energy Bill C-69 with citizens, but the German government was given a blunt assessment that carbon dioxide is not driving climate by Dr. Nir Shaviv, says Friends of Science. Who should we listen to?

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…there is no substantial evidence to support the idea that most of the global warming is anthropogenic ... In fact, the evidence points to the contrary. This should be seriously considered before allocating substantial public resources.

On Jan. 25, 2019, the World Economic Forum reported on the statement of 16-year-old Swedish child climate activist, Greta Thunberg, who told the Davos gathering of jet-setters that “…our house is on fire…I want you to panic…I want you to feel the fear I feel every day…” but Friends of Science Society says world policy-makers should be listening to calm and rational qualified scientists like Dr. Nir Shaviv instead of a child.

On Nov. 28, 2018, Dr. Shaviv presented a statement in person to the German Bundestag saying “…there is no substantial evidence to support the idea that most of the global warming is anthropogenic (human-caused) ... In fact, the evidence points to the contrary. This should be seriously considered before allocating substantial public resources.”

Dr. Shaviv is the Chair of the Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University. His 2015 presentation to Friends of Science Society is here.

The Trump administration in the US has obviously listened to Dr. Judith Curry and Dr. John Christy, both of whom presented evidence to the US Senate showing that recent warming is mostly natural, there has been no increase in extreme weather events, and that carbon dioxide is not a control knob that can fine tune climate. The ‘precautionary principle’ invoked for implementing drastic climate change and energy policies cannot be justified when scientific research shows that ‘the house is not burning down’ and that natural forces like the sun and oceans have much greater impact on climate than humans.

Thus, the likelihood of a carbon tax controlling the global temperature is non-existent.

In Canada, as reported in the Hill Times on Jan, 29, 2019, a group of foreign-funded Environmental Non-governmental Organizations (ENGOs) hope to block the Canadian Senate from doing a cross country tour to get citizen responses to a draconian new Parliamentary Bill C-69. Bill C-69 is largely reliant on the precautionary principle and catastrophic climate rhetoric. Some of these ENGOs are identified as having been funded by the 2008 Corporate Ethics Tar Sands Campaign to land-lock Canadian resources.

Resource companies and economic experts warn that Bill C-69 will destroy investment in Canada. Houston Energy Banker PPHB called Canada ‘hostile’ to investment in an April 2018 issue of “Musings.” In that same issue, they pose the question: “Is Climate Change in Danger of Becoming Irrelevant?”    

As outlined in Friends of Science Society’s recent report “Dark Green Money,” issued Jan. 10, 2019, the ENGOs pushing for ever-more climate change action are also the greatest recipients of Canadian tax dollars, both as tax-subsidized charities and as enormous consumers of tens of millions of dollars in grants for questionable climate projects that are rarely audited for outcomes.

Climate change has gone from a cottage industry to a castle-building empire, thanks to the foreign-funding of the ClimateWorks billionaires who are pushing global cap and trade, carbon pricing and renewables, says Friends of Science. (Nisbet, 2018)

Taxpayers’ voices and concerns are drowned out when World Economic Forum elites, many of whom are key players in global carbon markets that rely on climate catastrophe mythology, honor child activists over rational scientists who demonstrate that the sun drives climate change, not you and not CO2.


Friends of Science Society is an independent group of earth, atmospheric and solar scientists, engineers, and citizens who are celebrating its 16th year of offering climate science insights. After a thorough review of a broad spectrum of literature on climate change, Friends of Science Society has concluded that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide (CO2).
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