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Friends of Science Challenge the Cook Study for Bandwagon Fear Mongering on Climate Change and Global Warming. Detailed analysis shows that only 0.5% (65 of the 12,000 abstracts rated) suggest that humans are responsible for more than 50% of the global warming up to 2001, contrary to the alleged 97% consensus amongst scientists in the Cook et al study. Citing fear mongering and faulty methodology Friends of Science reject the study and President Obama’s tweet as careless incitement of a misinformed and frightened public, when in fact the sun is the main driver of climate change; not human activity or carbon dioxide (CO2).
Peiser’s Presentation on EU “Green Basketcase” Climate Change and Global Warming Policies Shocks Audience say Friends of Science. Citing Europe’s ‘green obsession’ and inflexible, failed climate policies as key reasons why so many EU economies are faltering on the brink of bankruptcy, Dr. Benny Peiser shocked his audience with images of EU forests ravaged by energy-poor citizens in search of fuel. Friends of Science say climate change and global warming policies should be based on scientific evidence, not apocalyptic computer modeled forecasts.
Sun is the Main Driver of Climate Change and Global Warming or Cooling say Friends of Science – Not You or 400 ppm CO2. Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reported to have reached 400 ppm at Mauna Loa Observatory sent climate change activists like James Hansen, Al Gore, 350.org and Scientific American into a frenzy but Friends of Science say solar and ocean cycles are the main drivers of climate change, not CO2. With no global warming in 16 years despite a rise in CO2, the role of declining water vapor in upper atmosphere partially negates the ‘heat-trapping’ effect of CO2.
The FoS 10th annual luncheon will be held on May 14, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, featuring Dr. Benny Peiser, author & Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, UK. His talk, "To Heat or Eat: Europe's Climate Policy Fiasco" will show how Europe’s policies to promote inefficient wind and solar power, and impose carbon taxes and emissions trading have caused soaring energy prices, economic decline and plunged millions of
families into fuel poverty.
Here is a list of our most recent articles.
EU Fuel Quality Directive an Exercise in Climate Change Global Warming Hypocrisy says Friends of Science.
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver is in Europe to argue that the European Union’s Fuel Quality Directive unfairly stigmatizes Alberta Oil Sands products. Friends of Science point to the climate change hypocrisy in the EU when one compares their terms for ‘carbon neutral’ wood pellets shipped from Canada or the carbon footprint of EU beer consumption vis a vis oil sands’ emissions.
Albertans Warned that EU has Committed Economic Suicide with Global Warming and Climate Change Policies say Friends of Science. “UKIP – UK Independence Party – a party driven by climate and green energy sceptics has swept local elections,” says Dr. Peiser. “It may be a trend.”
European Green Movement on Verge of Collapse Due to Failed Climate Change and Global Warming Policies Say Friends of Science. Dr. Benny Peiser of the UK Global Warming Policy Foundation reports that EU energy prices have skyrocketed, families have been forced into energy poverty; meanwhile the EU carbon market has collapsed with no evidence of healthier environment or ‘abundant’ green jobs, so European manufacturing is fleeing to places with cheaper energy prices in order to remain competitive.
Ex-NASA scientist James Hansen called Canadian government officials “Neanderthals” last week and continued his allegations that Alberta’s oil sand developments present a potential climate catastrophe. Friends of Science challenge his stance which they say is based on grandstanding and not scientific evidence.
Friends of Science condemn the so-called “Citizens’ Panel on Edmonton’s Energy and Climate Challenges” for its lack of up-to-date science and manipulative questionnaire. “EKOS opinion polls about climate change are a poor basis for public policy and planning,” says Len Maier, president of Friends of Science.
Climate Change Dogma Killing the Economy as EU Carbon Crashes on Vote against High CO2 Prices.
Carbon prices in the European Union crashed up to 45 per cent as Members of the European Parliament voted against a climate change policy of high prices on carbon dioxide (CO2), due the burden on economy, industry and families. Friends of Science will host Dr. Benny Peiser May 14, 2013 in Calgary to speak on “To Heat or Eat: Europe’s Failed Climate Policies” at the 10th Annual Friends of Science Luncheon.
McKitrick Study Slams Wind Energy for Sky High Costs and No Benefit. The Fraser Institute's report by Dr. Ross McKitrick shows that Ontario's Green Energy Act intended to stop global warming, is causing energy prices to soar with the plan now 10 times costlier than alternatives that would have yielded the same environmental benefits. Friends of Science ask Alberta School Boards and Alberta government to halt pending long-term 25 year wind power purchase deal with BluEarth Renewables, Inc. due to financial risks to taxpayers.
Keystone XL Opposition not based on Reason or Climate Change but on EU Carbon Markets looking to Expand in US EU Free Trade. EU Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard of Denmark says President Obama should veto Keystone XL to make good on his global warming rhetoric or institute a carbon tax. There is neither reason nor science to back up Hedegaard’s claims say Friends of Science.
Climate Reality Presentations Play on Fears of Global Warming and Climate Change but Lack Supporting Facts. Al Gore’s “Climate Reality” presentation witnessed by Friends of Science members featured frightening movie clips of disasters, but when asked the questions about climate change science there was no supporting evidence offered. Friends of Science stand by the evidence-based scientific method and are concerned that this climate "reality" is being promoted in schools across North America, consequently they announce the posting of a point-by-point rebuttal backed up with scientific evidence on their website.
Thousands Die Due to Climate Change Policies and Carbon Taxes as Friends of Science Bring Dr. Peiser from Global Warming Policy Foundation UK to issue Warning to America. The UK’s failed climate change policies are killing thousands during big freeze in the UK according to reports in major newspapers; a grim warning to North America on the perils of carbon taxes and forced closure of coal-fired plants. Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation will be guest speaker: “To Heat or Eat: Europe’s Failed Climate Policies” May 14, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta at the 10th Annual Friends of Science luncheon.
Health Stats and Global Warming Fears in Coal Emissions Report by Pembina Institute disputed by Top Scientist. Pembina has called upon Alberta to close its coal-fired plants claiming their emissions cause 100 premature deaths per year, health costs and global warming. Economist Dr. Ross McKitrick disputes the statistical fear-mongering of the Pembina Institute on the emission health effects. The Pembina model attributes over half the annual deaths in the province to airborne fine particulates. I find this implausible, to say the least,” says McKitrick.
Earth Hour Plays on Climate Change Fears. Our ‘Blue Dot’ is adrift in a cosmic soup of powerful solar winds, magnetic fields, and cosmic rays; even the Vatican Observatory has studied the heavens for hundreds of years. Climate change focus on global warming and carbon dioxide (CO2) is near-sighted, causing wasteful climate policies that have pushed millions into a “heat or eat poverty crisis” that is based on faulty science.
Carbon Tax Proposition as a Trade-off for Keystone XL Pipeline is a Crazy Idea for Canada. Carbon taxes in Europe have forced families into a 'heat or eat' crisis, white collar crime in the carbon trades and sky-rocketing energy prices that devastate small business. Carbon taxes do nothing for the environment while removing billions of dollars from the productive stream of value-added enterprises like manufacturing, innovation and hi-tech.
NY Times Diatribe on Climate Science of Keystone XL Pipeline and Tar Sands Challenged by Friends of Science. Climate catastrophe thinking about global warming and carbon dioxide is not supported by scientific evidence say Friends of Science, pointing to Thomas Friedman’s recent anti-Keystone op-ed. Instead, unusual solar activity suggests that cooling, not global warming threatens civilization.
Global Warming in Alberta Reveals Massive Big Rock Under Melted Ice, Say Friends of Science
Climate action supporters and anti-Keystone pipeline protestors who claim oil sands emissions could push earth’s climate over the brink are unaware of geological history and the overall cooling trends of earth. Friends of Science announce “Big Rock” climate science education drive in the media.
- April 2013
- FoS News Release March 5, 2013 (10-Apr-13 12:24)
- FoS News Release February 26, 2013 (10-Apr-13 12:23)
- Open Letter to Premier Redford January 25, 2013 (10-Apr-13 12:22)
- FOS News Release January 11, 2013 (10-Apr-13 12:22)
- FoS News Release December 20, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:22)
- FoS News Release December 10, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:22)
- FoS News Release November 23. 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:21)
- FoS News Release October 18, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:21)
- FoS Ninth Annual Luncheon with Donna Laframboise (10-Apr-13 12:21)
- FoS News Release August 1, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:20)
- FoS News Release July 18, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:20)
- Australian PM's Answers to the Public on Climate Change (10-Apr-13 12:19)
- FoS News Release June 30, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:19)
- FoS News Release June 6, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:19)
- FoS News Release May 29, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:18)
- FoS News Release May 9, 2012 (10-Apr-13 12:18)
- The Future We Dread: The UN Rio+20 Draft Agenda Reveals Shocking Wish List (10-Apr-13 12:18)
- Friends of Science Newsletter March 2013 (10-Apr-13 11:53)