“Climate Change a Slow-Moving War” Claim is a Narrow View of a Few Activist Scientists says Friends of Science calling for Climate Equality and Climate Diversity

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“Climate change a slow-moving war” is narrow view held by a few activist scientists says Friends of Science calling for climate equality and climate diversity, in response to a HuffPost report on a letter to Canadian leaders. Rapid decarbonization (stopping the use of oil, natural gas and coal) demanded by those few activists would cause societal chaos and will not have any immediate effect on climate or global warming; very few climate scientists support the catastrophic view.

Global carbon tax law would be prejudicial to Canada and detrimental to democracy worldwide.

Global Carbon Tax = Road to Ruin

the climate conversation has been skewed by more than $600 million a year in ClimateWorks funding, over a decade, to environmental groups worldwide...to push a climate catastrophe theme, coal phase-out, global cap and trade system and put $12 trillion in renewables on the grid.

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Huffington Post reported Dec. 4, 2018, that a letter from a trio of Canadian scientists, also signed by activist David Suzuki, is warning the federal government that “climate change will be like a slow-moving international war” claiming there is no time for a ‘transitional’ economy from fossil fuels – claims disputed by Friends of Science who call for more climate equality and climate diversity in the scope of review of natural factors affecting climate, like solar activity.

Numerous scientists and economists say there is no justification for extreme policies or climate hysteria, as outlined in a Heritage Foundation report of April 22, 2016.

One of the signatories to the Canadian letter in the HuffPost report, Dr. David Schindler, was co-author of influential negative papers on the Canadian oil sands, the research for which was funded by Tides Foundation. Researcher Vivian Krause found that foreign foundations have been running “The Tar Sands Campaign” against Canada for over a decade, one of the primary funders being Tides, as reported by Counterpunch on Oct. 16, 2013, and in the National Post Oct. 3, 2016.

Tides is associated with funding by and through the ClimateWorks Foundation and partners, as revealed in the ClimateWorks-Podesta Wikileaks documents and by Matthew Nisbet’s (2018) research on "Strategic Philanthropy." LINK: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wcc.524

These documents show that the climate conversation has been skewed by more than $600 million a year in ClimateWorks funding, over a decade, to environmental groups worldwide. The ClimateWorks' commercial objective was to push a climate catastrophe theme, coal phase-out, global cap and trade system and put $12 trillion in their vested interest renewables on the grid. Funding local environmental groups made proposals appear grassroots.

"Global carbon tax is a road to ruin" is the current theme of Friends of Science new billboard campaign, outlined in a blog post of Nov. 27, 2018, along with another billboard image of a large solar flare versus the earth: "Climate - Change Your Mind. Is it you? Is it really CO2?".

Friends of Science Society says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is also advocating for a "no fossil fuels" policy. This would result in crimes against humanity, as outlined in Friends of Science Open Letter to the IPCC of Nov. 28, 2018.

In fact, Prof. Michael J. Kelly of Cambridge has asserted, as early as 2010, that rapid decarbonization - prompt phase-out of oil, coal and natural gas would result in mass deaths. LINK: rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/Prof%20Mike%20Kelly%20-%20FENand%20ER.pdf

Friends of Science Society says it is time to look at the undue influences of these strategic philanthropists that have commercial interests in swaying climate and energy policies in Canada and world-wide, and give equal voices to climate scientists who are sidelined as ‘deniers.’

David Suzuki and Dr. Schindler have referred to Friends of Science as fossil-fuel funded ‘deniers’ in various publications, in an apparent attempt to delegitimize open, civil debate on science. (Reported Feb. 27, 2018 in The Georgia Straight and Edmonton Journal, Dec. 6, 2015)

Ironically, according to a Power Corporation 2017 CDP report, Power has been funding the David Suzuki Foundation since 2007 and will do so until 2020. Power is an investor in the French oil and gas company, Total SA

Friends of Science Society calls for climate equality and a fulsome debate with a focus on climate diversity of views and disciplines, as at the Porto Conference of September 2018.

Current computer climate models (simulations) would require computing time that is the age of the universe squared, to just come up with a fairly accurate 10-year forecast, as noted by Prof. Christopher Essex. Catastrophic climate claims are based on flawed and inadequate climate simulations.


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