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The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA's Carbon Dioxide Endangerment Finding

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Dr. Pat Michaels and Kevin Dayaratna published a report for the Competitive Enterprise Institute which shows that the EPA’s carbon dioxide endangerment finding is seriously flawed and should be over-turned. The authors said “We document that using the climate models for the first Assessment, from 2000, provided less quantitative guidance than tables of random numbers—and that the chief scientist for that work knew of this problem.” The endangerment finding relied on computer models that made systematic and dramatic errors over the climatically critical tropics. The models predict a hot spot over the tropics at 7-14 km altitude of enhanced warming rate. The article says “The observed data indicate that the models are predicting around three times the warming rate that is being observed.” Economic models are driven by faulty climate models that predict much more warming than what has recently occurred. Adjusting the models to match recent observations of warming and CO2 fertilization yield negative social costs of carbon dioxide, meaning the CO2 emissions are net beneficial.



Environmental Charities – Their Finances, Power and Implications for Canada

Robert Lyman, an Ottawa energy policy consultant, wrote four reports about environmental charities. He describes their finances, power and implications for Canada. The report "Money Matter" summarize the results of a survey of the information contained in the annual reports to the CRA by the 40 largest ENGOs, and compares this with other organizations that also seek to influence environmental policies in Canada. The report "Dark Green Money" looks inside the Big Green funding machine. Most of the funding comes from United States foundations. "Big Green Money vs Conventional Energy Advocates" compares money for lobbying by the two groups. "Green Titanic" shows how big green money's political power was unleashed.



Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Dutch cabinet abandoned any further plans to pursue climate goals, despite the Urgenda court ruling, citing the overwhelming need to address the COVID19 crisis. Sir, it is time to focus on Canadians, not the planet; on the COVID19 crisis, not the climate. Some 265 academics demand that you abandon support for Canada’s oil and gas sector and not provide financial relief. We ask you, how is modern medicine possible without the energy and product stream, like sterile, single-use medical supplies, without petrochemicals? In 2018, Canadians were surveyed by Abacus Data for Ecofiscal Commission Canada. The number one priority of Canadians was improved health care. Instead, governments of the day chose to pursue climate change and carbon taxes. Climate change was the least priority of Canadians.



Fear and Loathing; History, Context and Observations

A Review of over a decade of denigration and delegitimization of Alberta's natural resources industries and professionals by the international tar sands campaign. As documented by William Stainsbury and author Elaine Dewar, from the early 1990s, a powerful ‘green’ movement developed in Canada that, on the surface appeared to be driven by public desire to see an improvement in forestry and other corporate environmental practises. Canada’s ENGO ‘charitable’ sector now engage in court-battles to block pipelines, the denigration of political figures, joint efforts by 30-50 ENGO organizations to push through ‘green’ budget demands through coordinated efforts and vigorous point-and-click email campaigns, and the denigration and blocking of Albertan and Canadian resource and infrastructure development, in particular, the Tar Sands Campaign.



Misguided Math - Misinterpreted Science: Rebutting the Canadian Institute of Actuaries on Climate Change

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA) issued a public statement entitled, “Time to Act: Facing the Risks of a Changing Climate.” However, the statement is studded with assumptions that rely on mathematical climate models that are known to forecast temperatures at three to six times the observed warming rates. This is a rebuttal by the Friends of Science Society of that report. The CIA statement says, “Climate change creates uncertainty, posing a significant threat to the sustainability of our global ecosystems, health, and economies.” Climate change may be dominated by natural causes. Climate has always changed throughout time. There is little evidence that human effects on climate or greenhouse gas increases have any impact on extreme weather. Climate change is not leading to higher rates of weather-related damages worldwide, once corrected for increasing population and wealth. The FUND economic model of climate impacts shows that many places, particularly Canada, financially benefits significantly from the small warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. The three measures advocated by the CIA are unnecessary; null and void.



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