Thanks to Friends of Science in Calgary for hosting Award-winning Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels and Canadian climate change scientist Dr. Madhav Khandekar. They dismantled the dogma of Global Editors Network and Dr. Suzuki-style climate hysteria in one evening at Friends of Science Society’s 15th Annual Event entitled: “Extreme Climate Uncertainty.”
Full story is Inquiry not Dogma, which includes links and background information. Excerpts with my bolds.
Poels challenged the audience with evidence that food security is at risk due to ‘green’ energy policies while Dr. Khandekar deconstructed climate alarmism with convincing evidence that extreme weather is mostly media hype.
Left-wing, progressive Poels recounted to the Friends of Science event audience how he had worked in conflict and poverty countries for nine years, making 50 films in that time. When he returned home to Europe for some recovery time in the pastoral countryside, he was surprised, then alarmed to find that EU climate and energy policies were trading food security for unreliable, expensive ‘energy’ security. Curious to find the root of this strange set of policies, Poels followed the money and policy to talk with climate scientists and agricultural experts.
Poels noted that he had a broad-reaching, very supportive media network for his human rights and justice films; this dried up the moment he broached the topic of climate change.His 2017 documentary film exposed how climate change policies are threatening modern civilization. Trailer can be viewed below. My recent post on this subject was Climate Policies Failure, the Movie.
Dr. Madhav Khandekar, former Environment Canada researcher, gave a lively, humorous presentation that debunked the claims of extreme weather being more frequent or caused by human influence on climate or human industrial carbon dioxide emissions. Khandekar explained some of the intricacies of the global effects of the natural, cyclical El Nino Southern Oscillation and its mirror image, La Nina. Overall, Khandekar says the only noticeable trends are toward longer cold snaps, a possible harbinger of long periods of cold and erratic weather as experienced in the Little Ice Age, during a solar minimum.
Khandekar was an instructor at the University of Alberta early on in his career, an institution now embroiled in a vigorous public debate about the propriety of conferring an honorary degree on Dr. David Suzuki at this spring’s convocation.
Friends of Science Society posted an open letter on their blog on May 9, 2018, addressed to the president of the University of Alberta, expressing their views on the matter. After describing the details of Suzuki’s destructive behavior, the letter concludes with the following summary:
Friends of Science Society University of Alberta grad members are not upset that Dr. Suzuki holds controversial views because they value freedom of speech. More so, they value scientific integrity. They are upset that he spouts false and misleading diatribes on scientific topics – contrary to all the careful and accurate scientific methods that they learned as students at the University of Alberta.
And they are very upset that you choose to honor that.
Our members have not only seen job loss for themselves or their employees, they have experienced the tragic consequences of lives lost through suicide as careers, finances, families and business enterprises fall apart.
For no good reason.
Under your leadership, Dr. Turpin, the University of Alberta embarked on a program entitled “For the Public Good.” Now you want to honor a high-profile public figure, someone whose uninformed and misleading activism, has aided the destruction of the economy in Alberta, whose unsupported activist rhetoric has done untold damage to the Canadian economy and whose statements have damaged our international reputation as a reliable and fair place to do business. The outcomes include personal catastrophe for hundreds of thousands of people, many of them University of Alberta alumni. How is that for the public good?
In our opinion, based on the foregoing evidence, Dr. Suzuki’s actions and words are not congruent with the skills learned in the physical sciences, environmental or business management at the University of Alberta. They are not in keeping with the expectations of its graduates or faculty members, nor with its own Code of Ethics, nor with the values you express in your statement meant to validate your decision to honor Dr. Suzuki.
We ask that you rescind the offer of the honorary degree to Dr. David Suzuki.