Tim Ball the movie, only on DeSmogBlog.com

Tim Ball the movie, only on DeSmogBlog.com
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DeSmogBlog has uncovered a great video of the notorious climate change skeptic, Dr. Tim Ball – shot at a “lunch on the frontier” event hosted by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy (FCPP), a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based “think” tank.

As we have always maintained here at DeSmogBlog, we don’t argue the science. But if legitimate scientific debate is at issue, Dr. Ball is similarly disinclined. This tape shows him, again, to be the kind of public relations person who will say whatever is necessary to give his oil-industry backers comfort.

Here’s a few quotes to whet your appetites:

Ball on Global Cooling, or Notes from a Parallel Planet:

“And here’s the problem I have with the global warming. The focus is on temperature. Okay, fine. And then the focus is only on warming. I think this is the stupidest thing we could be doing. Because the evidence is that we’re cooling.”

Ball on Long-Term Forecasting; or Quips from a “Scientist” Who Can’t Tell the Difference Between Weather and Climate:

“I’d like to tell the farmers to call Environment Canada and ask, ‘what’s it going to be like a year from now?’ And they’ll say we don’t do long term forecasting. Phone them the next day and ask, ‘what’s it going to be like a hundred years from now?’ And they’ll say, ‘warmer.’ There’s a disconnect here.”

Ball on the Arrogance of His Oily Organization, the Friends of Science, or Give Me Back the Gun; My Other Foot is Uninjured:

“One of the things that angers me are these groups like the Friends of Science, now think of the arrogance of the title of that. Basically what they are saying is that if you’re not in our group, you’re not a friend of science, or Friend of the Earth I should say, sorry the Friends of the Earth.”

Watch the whole manipulative show and, by all means, let us know what your favourites are.


Tim Ball the movie, only on DeSmogBlog.com

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

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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