The warming we have had over the last 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have meteorologists and climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all
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CALGARY, Alberta (PRWEB) April 11, 2019
At the April 10, 2019, “Polar Bears and Solar Flares” event in Calgary, in a presentation that was a combination of good humour and intriguing science, Dr. Willie Soon showed Calgarians that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide, meaning the unpopular Canadian carbon tax is just a tax-grab, says Friends of Science Society.
Friends of Science Society’s recent report “Just the Facts on Carbon Tax” thoroughly demolishes arguments for a carbon tax. A blog post by Ottawa energy policy consultant, Robert Lyman, entitled: “Debunking Ecofiscal’s ‘Myths on Carbon Pricing” is one of the top viewed posts.
Polar bear researcher and author, Dr. Susan Crockford, opened the evening with a presentation on findings in her new book, “The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened,” showing the audience that polar bears are far more resilient to climate change, and not quite the climate catastrophe poster child as some claim. For aboriginal people living in the high Arctic, the growing polar bear populations can be a serious risk.
Crockford is also author of a report on walrus ‘haulouts’ which was authored in 2014 and re-released by the Global Warming Policy Foundation in light of world news of ‘climate change’ supposedly causing walruses to jump to their deaths from a cliff, like lemmings. The report “On the Beach” debunks such claims.
Canada recently issued a Climate Change Report claiming that Canada was warming faster than the global average temperature, which alarmed many people. The report was issued a day after the federal carbon tax kicked in, causing many to eye the report with suspicion. Report: canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2019/04/canadas-climate-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-global-average.html
Ross McKitrick, an economist and award winning co-author of the book “Taken by Storm” published a piece in the Financial Post on April 10, 2019, putting things in perspective. The article quotes climatologist Lennart Bengtsson, "The warming we have had over the last 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have meteorologists and climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all."
McKitrick notes that "...saying Canada warmed twice as fast as the whole planet doesn’t prove anything."
Indeed, it just proves that newspapers recycle scary headlines as blogger Tom Nelson has pointed out in a post dating back to July 24, 2010, entitled “Settled science: Can everyplace really be warming much faster than everyplace else?”
In a Press Reader archive of the National Post of June 23, 2007, Prof. Christopher Essex argues in an article that “There is no global temperature” because temperature is a local measurement related to many local factors. Averaging global temperatures is as useful as averaging phone numbers to figure out who to call. Search: pressreader.com/
Friends of Science Society calls on the federal and provincial governments of Canada to cancel the carbon tax, quit supporting the UN IPCC Paris agreement and to open up the debate on climate change science and energy policies.
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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