Like Americans, Canadians are influenced by climate denial groups posing as think tanks. Peter Holle is the founding president of one such climate-denying think tank known as the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. This Winnipeg-based group is behind a series of ridiculous assertions related to energy and climate change.
Americans have powerful misinformation networks like the Heritage Foundation and the Mercantus Center. Canadians have the Frontier Centre for Public Policy which describes itself as an independent public policy think tank whose mission is “to broaden the debate on our future through public policy research and education and to explore positive changes within our public institutions that support economic growth and opportunity.”
This so called “think tank” is really a made in Canada propaganda machine that takes a strongly cynical stance on the science supporting global warming.
One of Holle’s paradoxical beliefs include the notion that first-hand extreme weather experiences make Canadians skeptical about global warming. Another one of Holle’s bizarre beliefs is that “carbon dioxide is not the pollutant source of global warming.”
Holle discredits the wealth of scientific research supporting the anthropogenic origins of climate change. He ignores mainstream science that contradicts his views and recruits scientists who argue that cooling and warming cycles are part of the earth’s normal pattern.
Sadly, a minority of Canadians continue to fall for the well used lie that human activity is not behind global warming.
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