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Does Canada oil industry really agree that it’s destroying life as we know it?

John Robson: Does Canada oil industry really agree that it's destroying life as we know it? John Robson 2017   We’ve all heard of companies who conceal or deny evidence that their product is harmful. It’s cunning, if dishonest. But what about companies that conceal or deny evidence that their product is safe? Welcome to the wacky world of climate change. Last weekend at a Manning Centre conference in Red Deer, a senior Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers spokesperson was asked about challenging climate change alarmist science, as in my documentary The Environment: A True Story. And he replied, “We can be right or we can be happy but we can’t be both … the politics of climate change in this country are decided.” The plain meaning of these words is “we can be right,” that is, challenge science we know is wrong, or “be happy,” that is, get pipelines built, sell oil and make money by accepting science we know is wrong. Especially as he continued bluntly, “If we spend time as an industry or as Western Canadians arguing about climate, I tell you, we’ll not get any more pipelines built…” Talk about rallying round the white flag. Instead of arguing that they should be allowed to sell something they falsely insist is safe, as tobacco companies once did, CAPP is apparently arguing that they should be allowed...

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Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?

Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities…but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change. Stay up to date on FreedomTALK Click here to...

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