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“Fear and Loathing”- An Exposé of the Tar Sands Campaign

(Calgary, Alberta) “Fear and Loathing” is a new exposé of the Tar Sands Campaign, released by Friends of Science Society. The report explores how Canada’s national economic treasure, the Alberta oil sands, has been turned into an international pariah, and the many forces behind the Tar Sands Campaign. “Fear and Loathing” broadens the widely held view that the Tar Sands Campaign is just a means of American oil and gas interests gaining competitive ground, to reveal a much bigger picture. Many of the actors associated with the Tar Sands Campaign as funders or activist environmental groups (ENGOs) are also associated with the ClimateWorks Foundation’s “Design to Win” campaign to push global cap and trade, carbon pricing and to put trillions of their “renewable” vested interests on the grid.

Smart Prosperity’s Tragic Delusion on Clean Economy

(Calgary) A group calling itself “Smart Prosperity” has issued a report entitled “Eight Reasons to Build a Clean Economy Now,” filled with tragic delusions about ‘clean or low-carbon economy’ – most of which have been rebutted by Friends of Science Society’s report “Grounded in Reality,” and Ottawa energy policy consultant, Robert Lyman’s report - “Clean Growth Hallucination”. In “Grounded in Reality,” Friends of Science Society show that clean-tech or low-carbon economies are largely mythical terms and investors have been burned. In 2013, then CIO of CalPERS, Joseph Dear, told the Wall Street Journal that clean-tech was an “L for lose” investment and “Just because it’s a good idea doesn’t make it a good investment …This has been a noble way to lose money.”

Ecofiscal Carbon Tax Claims are Wrong

(CALGARY) Ecofiscal Commission is misleading the public with false information on carbon taxes, says Friends of Science. The recent Ecofiscal report “Bridging the Gap” falsely claims carbon taxes drive greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, disproven by research in Norway which showed carbon taxes had only a miniscule 2% reduction effect. Likewise, Ecofiscal claims that regulations might need to be imposed to reach targets. According to “Canada’s Carbon Taxation: It’s Worse Than Thought,” a comprehensive report by former public servant and diplomat, Robert Lyman, Canada already has some 600 GHG regulations/incentives. These regulations are a tremendous burden on the economy which have never been audited for effectiveness.

Radio Canada’s “Décrypteurs” Climate Fail

(CALGARY) Friends of Science Society have issued a letter to Radio Canada condemning recent coverage of the CLINTEL “No Climate Emergency” declaration as poor and biased journalism. On Nov. 23, 2019, fact-checkers at Radio Canada’s “Décrypteurs” claim to have deconstructed the list of scientists who issued the Climate Intelligence - CLINTEL “No Climate Emergency” declaration to the UN. A larger group of CLINTEL signatories and expanded scientific explanation was presented on Nov. 20, 2019 to the European Parliament, as reported by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Humanicidal Climate Change Ideology Inappropriate for School Curricula

A study by Wynes and Nicholas (2019) on climate change in Canadian secondary school curricula is flawed, according to Friends of Science Society and their recommendations, which include pushing the humanicidal “have one less child to save the planet” and consensus thinking. Instead, a policy of ‘climate diversity’ should be instituted to encourage open, civil debate.

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