Climate Change Denial: A Tactical Guide

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If anyone doubted the agenda of the public relations professionals who are dedicating themselves (on behalf of their clients) to the denial of climate change, Tom Harris of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project explains it in this post on the right-wingy blogsite Free Dominion .

Posted: 01/ 10/ 07 2:20 pm    Post subject: If the science is wrong, then nothing else matters Reply with quote

I completely agree with fourhorses that the ultimate aim is to create a situation where the CPC (the Conservative Party of Canada) can say assertively, “The science no longer supports the assumptions of the Kyoto Accord.”

However, politically this cannot be done overnight without the Conservatives taking what they consider to be an unacceptable hit (do people think they would really lose votes with this statement (from Canadians who would otherwise vote for them, that is?).

So, the solution put on this site a little while ago by Tina is one I would support as well – namely, they don’t take sides at all and admit they don’t know and so are holding unbiased, public hearings in which scientists from both sides are invited to testify. The resulting chaos, with claims all over the map, will do enough to thoroughly confuse everyone (which is appropriate, actually, since the science is so immature and, frankly, confusing) and take the wind out of the sails of the “we are causing a climate disaster and must stop it” camp entirely, and the CPC can quietly turn to important issues without really having had to say much at all.

What’s wrong with this approach?

Sincerely,

Tom Harris, Executive Director, Natural Resources Stewardship Project

Web: www.nrsp.com

 Works for the energy industry lobby group that instructed Harris to set up his front group. 

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