Friends of Science Society Protests Alberta Climate Change Panel Composition Claiming Climate Scientists and Small-to-Medium Sized Business and Consumer Reps Excluded

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The province of Alberta’s Climate Change Panel and online survey are skewed toward a foregone conclusion of carbon taxes or carbon trading, says Friends of Science. In their opinion, the absence of dissenting parties or alternative survey options, and the lack of consumer or small-to-medium sized business reps on the panel is contrary to informed discussion.

IPCC Climate Models predict high temperatures but observations show stagnation for 18 + years

Policy-makers should wait 2-4 years before instituting measures like carbon taxes

Friends of Science Society are questioning the make-up of the Alberta Climate Change panel, described in the August 14, 2015 edition of the Huffington Post, and Friends of Science also protests the content of the on-line provincial climate change ‘survey’ which does not allow for dissenting views.

Friends of Science point to the fact that Canada pulled out of Kyoto in 2011 to avoid penalties of some ~$14 billion as reported in The Guardian on Dec. 13, 2011 {}.

In 2002, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta solicited a debate between the Pembina Institute and Friends of Science Society's scientific advisers. Friends of Science say the weaknesses of Kyoto are more evident, especially after 18 years and 6 months of pause in global warming.

As reported on May 17, 2014, in an op-ed by Calgary Herald editor Licia Corbella, who attended the Friends of Science Eleventh Annual Luncheon, according to Dr. Ross McKitrick, guest speaker, author and professor of economics at the University of Guelph, policy-makers should wait 2 to 4 years before instituting measures like carbon taxes, due to the obvious discrepancy between predicted warming by climate models and real temperatures, which have flat lined.

"It is the opinion of Friends of Science that the non-representative climate change panel and the problematic on-line survey,might corner Alberta into a carbon trading agreement with other jurisdictions or carbon taxes," says Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science.

Friends of Science says carbon trading and carbon taxes push ordinary people into heat-or-eat poverty, citing a report in the Telegraph of March 18, 2015 on the costs of green energy.

Friends of Science Society points to the INTERPOL “Guide to Carbon Trading Crime” on page 9 showing that Alberta is an isolated district on a map of several carbon trading districts.

Friends of Science Society says the public needs to know that in jurisdictions in Europe that have implemented carbon taxes and carbon trading, along with additional renewable energy, power prices have skyrocketed, confirmed by this 2014 report by the US Energy Information Administration.

According to Friends of Science, the Alberta Climate Panel is skewed toward carbon taxation, being made up of entities that have historically supported such measures. Friends of Science question the lack of dissenting parties, the absence of climate scientists and the fact that there are no consumer or small-to-medium-sized business representatives, stating that their absence violates the fundamental principles of fair and informed, democratic discussion.

Friends of Science holds the position that the sun is the main direct and indirect driver of climate change, not you and not CO2 (carbon dioxide).

Friends of Science Society has spent a decade 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 welcomes earth, atmospheric and solar scientists, engineers and citizens who challenge the alleged consensus on climate change.

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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