Breaking! Climate Deniers 'Friends of Science' Say Solutions Uneconomical

Breaking! Climate Deniers 'Friends of Science' Say Solutions Uneconomical
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Pardon my sarcasm in the title, but I am still getting over the shock that the Alberta-based climate science attack group Friends of Science still think they are relevant.

Last week, the much discredited group issued a report attempting to throw a damp towel on Canada’s tepid commitment to dealing with climate change.

Those who have followed DeSmogBlog from the beginning will remember Tim Ball, Tom Harris and the rest of the Friends of Science, a group once caught out for taking money from oil companies and trying to hide it through a convoluted series of back channels involving the Calgary Foundation and Prime Minister’s Stephen Harper’s fishing buddy Dr. Barry Cooper.

But I am even more shocked that the Friends of Science think that after all the time and money they spent trying to discredit the realities of climate change, they are now somehow in an authoritative position to have a say in the debate about how this country deals with the issue of climate change.

A look at the Friends of Science website today finds a hodge podge of conspiracy theories about how climate science is “faulty.” Much discredited claims like “sea ice is increasing” and “carbon dioxide has nominal impact on temperature” appear on their homepage, while at the same time, their report titled “Climate Change Targets for Canada – Examining the Implications,” argues against the solutions for the very thing they say is in fact a hoax!

So let me get this straight. You say something doesn’t actually exist, it is a hoax and a conspiracy, or at the least nothing to worry about, but you also want to have an opinion on how we deal with this problem you say actually doesn’t exist in the first place?

Did the NDP legalize marijuana in Alberta? 

Breaking! Climate Deniers 'Friends of Science' Say Solutions Uneconomical

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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