In a recent call-in portion on an Ottawa late-night call-in show, Tom Harris, executive director of the energy industry front group, the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (NRSP), offers up some laughable quotes:
Harris: “There was 100 people that appeared in the [government of Canada’s] Clean Air Act hearings that just wrapped up and I went through the list and there wasn’t a single doubter out of 100 people, that was questioning the science of climate change.”
I think Harris misses the point. The hearing was about a Clean Air Act, not a Clear Air Debate. Inherent the government’s decision to take action against climate change, is the conclusion that climate change is a reality – a conclusion that even Exxon Mobil finds inescapable.
Harris continues: “So I’m afraid that probably on Thursday what we’re going to see is a highly focussed greenhouse gas C02 reduction plan coming out, which is just ridiculous.”
Did someone mention kool-aid? Because at this point Harris and the host John Counsel sit down for a nice big glass of their own.
Yah, yah, it’s sad. It really is. But you guys have the truth on your side. You know, and that keeps you going. and there’s no way you’re going to give up when you know something’s true and you know its proven. You don’t back off.”
Here’s the clip. Enjoy.