Canada’s leading climate conspiracy theorists, the Friends of Science, are out this week with a critique on climate change that would make even Chicken Little blush.
In a press release issued Thursday, the Friends of Science state that if plans proceed to move our country away from carbon-intensive fuel sources like oil and coal, “Canada would have to be completely shut down in order to reach the emissions reduction targets, leaving millions of Canadians unemployed.”
The Friends of Science are no stranger to hyperbole, which is on full-display on the homepage of their website promoting all sorts of pseudo-scientific climate science conspiracy claims.
The FOS is also no stranger to controversy.
Many longtime DeSmog readers will know that a few years ago this group was outed in an investigative piece by the Globe and Mail for its ties to the Alberta oil patch and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
I am reluctantt to address these latest Chicken Little claims by the Friends of Science, because arguing back at them is exactly what they want and could be mistaken for a sliver of a legitimate place in the debate about how to solve the issue of climate change and transition the world from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy.
And quite frankly, as I pointed out last week, a group like the FOS who still readily claim that climate change is “big green propaganda” and nothing to be concerned about, has no place in a debate about how to deal with a problem they don’t admit exists in the first place.
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