And the letters pour in….

And the letters pour in….
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The Globe and Mail printed 3 letters of follow-up on the Friends of Science knock-out piece from the weekend found here and here. They are in the “insider edition” section for subscribers only, but here is a summary of them from the free section:

Flat Earth society
By PAUL THIESSEN
Monday, August 14, 2006, Page A14

Vancouver – In the 15th century, Tim Ball would probably have been criss-crossing the country eloquently opposing the heliocentric theory of our universe, or in an even earlier era, making impassioned speeches claiming that the Earth is flat.

Flat Earth society
By JEANNETTE GOGUEN
Monday, August 14, 2006, Page A14

Toronto – Charles Montgomery’s article Nurturing Doubt About Climate Change Is Big Business (Aug. 12) shows us how once again the lies of corporate America are influencing our politicians and threatening to influence our children’s thinking. It scares me that there are lobbyists in Canada trying to distract people from the real issue – how to swiftly implement changes in energy consumption to minimize the impact of global warming.

Flat Earth society

By G.A. HAMEL
Monday, August 14, 2006, Page A14

Toronto – Congratulations on your invaluable account of the efforts to deny the scientific evidence about global warming. It takes courage for even so well-established and secure an entity as The Globe and Mail to take on the oil and gas interests. You’ll be hearing from them.

Ouch, looks like The “Friends” of Science, doesn’t have too many friends.

And the letters pour in….

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In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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