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US Climate Scientist James Hansen Pushes for Canadian Carbon Tax Serfdom

The Canadian Federation of Taxpayers (CTF) has issued a new report on global carbon taxes, showing most countries have frozen or rolled back carbon taxes, but US climate scientist James Hansen is pushing for a $210/t carbon tax in Canada by 2030. Hansen’s argument is that the tax has to be high enough that people will buy into the carbon dividend (rebate to lower income households) – effectively making Canadians into carbon serfs and a carbon welfare society. CTF reports: “About half of the emissions covered by carbon taxes are priced below US$10/tCO2e, according to the World Bank’s most recent State and Trends of Carbon Pricing (2019).” Canada has more than 600 greenhouse gas reduction/incentive measures on the books, which have never been audited for effectiveness.



Politicians, Activists and UN Climate Czar Mark Carney are Greenwashing You

(CALGARY) Canadian politicians Elizabeth May and Yves-François Blanchet are greenwashing the public, says Friends of Science Society. May’s claim that “Oil is dead” and Blanchet claiming the Alberta “tar sands” oil has no market in interviews with Vassey Kapelos on CBC’s “Power and Politics” show the two are misinformed on energy markets. As discussed by EU energy expert and author Prof. Samuel Furfari in Counterpoint April 22, 2020, the recent oil price shock was due to the COVID19 sudden drop in demand.



Fight Virus not Carbon – CLINTEL to World Leaders

(Calgary, Alberta) In an open letter to world leaders, CLINTEL, the international climate intelligence organization based in Holland, is calling for world leaders to abandon NetZero2050 and Green New Deal climate plans to focus on COVID19 reconstruction. The CLINTEL letter is signed by national ambassadors of the organization from countries around the world, including Professor Fritz Vahrenholt of Germany. In recent years, Vahrenholt has called on government officials to refrain from hasty policies on climate and renewable energy, saying “Let’s not commit economic suicide”. In a 2012 interview in Der Spiegel with Prof. Vahrenholt, who was an environmental activist and author from early on in his career, he stated he felt he’d been ‘duped on climate’ and thus became outspoken on the matter. Vahrenholt is co-author of the book “The Neglected Sun” wherein he and Sebastien Lüning present solid evidence of the solar influence on climate change.



When Climate Prophecy Fails Mark Carney

(CALGARY, Alberta) A new report entitled “When Climate Prophecy Fails: The Coming Confrontation with Reality” challenges the climate catastrophe claims of UN climate envoy and former Bank of England governor, Mark Carney. Carney has claimed fossil fuel assets might be stranded or worthless but Ottawa energy policy consultant, Robert Lyman, did an assessment of market trends which shows long-term on-going demand for all fossil fuels world-wide. Robert Lyman is a former Canadian public servant of 27 years, ten years a diplomat. His report “When Climate Prophecy Fails” exposes the climate catastrophe claims as unsupported by the evidence. Dozens of studies on carbon dioxide’s warming effect have shown that it has a nominal impact on warming, contrary to early scientific estimates. Temperatures have consistently remained at the low end of climate simulations (known as ‘models’), upon which governments base climate policies.



Davos Depopulation and Climate Crisis Talk Disturbing and Inaccurate

(Calgary, Alberta) The World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos concluded leaving some commentators concerned about depopulation talk from high profile individuals like Jane Goodall, misinterpreted IPCC SR1.5 findings by Greta Thunberg, and talk of doomsday battles by Al Gore, says Friends of Science Society. Goodall’s statement shocked many people, claiming: “All these [environmental] things we talk about wouldn’t be a problem if there was the size of population that there was 500 years ago.” The world’s population is estimated to have been about 500 million then, or 6.7 billion less than today. Depopulation notions stem from apocalyptic climate visions, but Roger Pielke, Jr. explains in a Jan. 2, 2020, article in Forbes, climate science has been corrupted by the influential “Risky Business” report of 2014.




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