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#PoweringPastCoal Fails to Recognize Global Energy Realities - a Coal Demarketing Campaign; November 23, 2017

At COP23 in Bonn, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Hon.Catherine McKenna, formed a coalition of countries that use 3.5% of global coal consumption to push for global phase-out of coal under the name #PoweringPastCoal. Friends of Science says the entire thinking is flawed when some 30% of the world’s energy is supplied by affordable, abundant coal, and that national energy systems need stable, reliable power; intermittent wind & solar renewables cannot support even basic society.

UN COP-23 Blocks Canada’s Rebel Media from Press Accreditation at Climate Change Confab; November 1, 2017

Canadian journalists from The Rebel Media have reportedly been denied press accreditation to the UN COP-23 conference, set to open in Bonn Nov. 6, 2017, says Friends of Science Society. Freedom of speech on climate change has become a contentious issue with various bodies pushing to make it a criminal offence to question, even though under the UN Charter, freedom of speech and the press is supposed to be a protected right world-wide.

Young and Old Alike Reject Climate Change Hysteria as EU Parliament Reviews Skeptical Film; October 26, 2017

While headlines claiming climate change catastrophe abound, young and old alike reject climate hype and question the burdensome subsidies that damage the environment and economy, says Friends of Science. They cite the failure of climate catastrophe movies like “Geostorm” versus the success of a recent showing of “The Uncertainty Has Settled” at the European Parliament, along with public condemnation of climate policies by Australian politician Tony Abbot and Canadian business leaders.

Canada and the UK Busy Crushing the World’s Poor in Attack on Coal; October 24, 2017

Canada’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment has declared that Canada and the UK will work together to prevent poor countries from using coal, the most abundant, reliable, affordable source of power, says Friends of Science. In effect they are “Saving the Planet on the Backs of the Poor” as noted in a recent blog post by Ottawa energy policy consultant Robert Lyman.

GenEnergy Conference Misleads Canadians on Energy – Oil Price Shock Expected in 2020; October 19, 2017

The Generation Energy Forum held last week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, featuring futurist author Jeremy Rifkin misleads Canadians on energy says Friends of Science. In response they have published two blog posts on current world energy use, prepared by Ottawa energy policy consultant Robert Lyman, and a summary of an RTBF Belgium debate predicting oil price shock by 2020 due to lack of investment in oil.

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