Scientists Decry Canadian Undermining of Climate Science
InsideClimateNews.org -- The government of Canada's official position on climate change is that it's real and requires an "aggressive" response.
Despite that, Canada's ruling Conservative Party government has been leading a slow and systematic unraveling of environmental and climate research budgets, according to local scientists—including shuttering one of the world's top Arctic research stations for monitoring global warming. Hundreds of researchers have lost their jobs, and those that remain are forbidden from talking to media without a government minder.
"They publicly announce their commitment to dealing with climate change and acknowledge that it is a serious issue, but then they go ahead and do the exact opposite," said Andrew Weaver, a climate modeler at the University of Victoria and a lead author of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
"They've closed virtually every funding avenue for climate and atmospheric science. They are deceiving the Canadian public." ...............(more)
Harper has pulled a full out stop on any climate change research and has muzzled the scientists. The Sun News is spewing their anti-science propaganda in their papers (and likely on their fox-news spin off, but I refuse to watch it for even a second) and by the time we turf this guy and send the party back to 1993, it will be too late for climate change
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