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Friday, July 20, 2012

20 July - Fraud and Reputation - The Climate Wars

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  The View From Here

Hilary's musings & miscellaneous missives

Sustainable what?!

 A few days ago, I heard an item on CBC news which reminded listeners that British Columbia’s infamous “carbon tax” (thank you so much, Andrew Weaver) will be increased again on Canada Day (July 1). This supposedly “revenue neutral” tax was introduced some years ago 

This news item also indicated that this increase will be the last – and that BC’s premier had announced that there will be a review of this tax which will be completed (if my memory serves me correctly) by August 31. When I went off in search of further details of this review, the first article I came across was from the Globe and Mail 

B.C. to raise carbon tax, price of gasoline July 1
British Columbia is set to boost its controversial carbon tax by $5 a tonne on July 1, further driving up the price of gasoline and other petroleum products as the province attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent below 2007 levels by 2020.
Environment groups have applauded the province’s carbon levy, which was offset by cuts to personal and corporate income taxes when it was introduced four years ago. The carbon tax has contributed to a 15 per cent drop in British Columbians’ use of petroleum-based fuels since it was introduced in 2008, said an Ottawa-based think tank, Sustainable Prosperity,
Sustainable Prosperity says it has led to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that are linked to climate change, but has had no negative impact on economic growth, as some critics feared.
Lead author and researcher, Professor Stewart Elgie, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law and Institute of the Environment.

Stewart Elgie is a professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, and director of the University’s interdisciplinary Environment Institute. He received his Masters of Law from Harvard, and his doctorate (J.S.D.) from Yale (thesis on forest carbon markets).
What is Environmental Pricing Reform (EPR)?
Environmental pricing reform (EPR), or “getting the prices right” is the process of adjusting market prices to include environmental costs and benefits. Where market prices omit environmental costs and benefits, rational economic decisions lead to environmental harm, as well as to economic distortions and inefficiencies. Getting the prices right can help to protect the environment and boost Canada’s prosperity.
What kinds of changes does Sustainable Prosperity want?
We are seeking changes in policy – federally, provincially, and locally – to implement EPR across Canada. EPR means a change in the rules of the game, and a levelling of the playing field, so that cleaner goods and services become cheaper. EPR policies, also known as “market based instruments” (MBI) or “economic instruments,” include tax shifting, cap-and-trade emissions reductions, and developing markets for ecological services.
In light of all of the above, some might be inclined to conclude from the green-tinted findings in Sustainable Prosperity’s “Research Report” on BC’s carbon tax that “well, they would say that, wouldn’t they?”.

One might be forgiven for wondering if this “Research Report” – far from being the product of “credible research” – is yet another well-co-ordinated propaganda exercise from academic-advocates dedicated to a “cause”.

At this point I was about ready to shout. Instead I far too briefly commented.

The University of what ? Um. Denis Rancourt embarrassed the place twice : once by not subscribing to Israel First policies ( thank MJ Rosenberg for that quip ) and secondly for leading a class investigative project which finished up under a quite assertive takedown of AGW fraud.
http://activistteacher.blogspot.ca/ Oh yes. He’s fighting dismissal from a tenured position.

And while I think of it
BTW I usually go by Opit ( oldephartteintraining )
Opit’s LinkFest! has quite a collection under Climate in Contention ( Find in the Topical Index )

Search under Lendman Rancourt Palestine
Books by Steve Lendman: How Wall Street Fleeces America: ... Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice; Media Scoundrels ... The Palestine Chronicle; The Peoples Voice; The Rebel Media ...
Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice : Indybay
Palestine | International | Education & Student Activism | ... Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice by Stephen Lendman Injustice defines Western societies.
Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor ...
The 1936-39 Revolt in Palestine; Letter from Gaza ... The Case of Canadian Professor Denis Rancourt. By Stephen Lendman ... Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be ...
SteveLendmanBlog: Boston University's Islamophobic Pro-Israeli Conference
By Stephen Lendman and J.J. Asongu. This book makes a bold ... Norman Finkelstein, Joel Kovel and Canada's Denis Rancourt, among others, lost jobs for supporting Palestine ...
University of Ottawa Systemic Racism and Abuse | War Is A Crime .org
By Stephen Lendman - Posted on 01 February 2012 ... EBOG) to suspend tenured Professor Denis Rancourt. ... he fired him for his principled stand on Israel/Palestine ...
Daring to Criticize Israel : Indybay
by Stephen Lendman Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 12:17 AM ... conflict also cost tenured professor Denis Rancourt his ... UN documentation on Palestine is included. They're called ...
Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms: The Case of Canadian Professor ...
■ Blog List - Palestine _____ ● +972 Magazine ... Rancourt concluded that "This may be the first time in ... Stephen Lendman: I was born in 1934 in Boston, MA.
SteveLendmanBlog: International Law Revisionism
By Stephen Lendman and J.J. Asongu. This book makes a ... Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice; Media Scoundrels ... alia, of a just solution of the problem of Palestine ...
Denis Rancourt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rancourt publicly supported the mother's initiative to file a complaint with the ... be related to his political views, specifically his position on the Israel-Palestine ...
Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice | Chicago Indymedia
Denis Rancourt's Struggle for Justice. by Stephen Lendman. Injustice defines Western societies. ... Palestine
Now search Rancourt global warming fraud

Left-wing Env. Scientist Bails Out Of Global Warming Movement: Declares ...
Scientist Bails Out Of Global Warming Movement: Declares it a ... video just released by Climate Depot, Dr. Rancourt declares that the entire man-made global warming ...
ClimateTruth | Exposing the global warming fraud
Exposing the global warming fraud ... exclusive video interview released by Climate Depot, Rancourt blasts global warming ...
Activist Teacher: Global Warming: Truth or Dare?
Global Warming: Truth or Dare? Denis G. Rancourt February 2007. NOT THE GREATEST ... Global warming is a hoax and should be exposed for the fraud it is. Speaking as a ...
Ex-Warmist Scientist Calls Global Warming a Contrived Myth | Fellowship ...
Rancourt is also very critical of proposed global warming carbon trading or cap-and-trade: ... a petition you can sign to oppose the AGW fraud, ...
Activist Teacher: On the gargantuan lie of climate change science
[2] Denis G. Rancourt. “Global Warming: Truth or Dare?” (And see the many “Selected ... My Liberty page provides arguments for generalizing from this fraud ...

About now we need to recall that business about the UN - and the existence of UNESCO  alone should tell us all we need to know about their desire to shape information to their own ends - using the IPCC as a front to design and run a tax generating scare. From the Notes in the left column in fact

Since its origins, the IPCC has been open and explicit about seeking to generate a ‘scientific consensus’ around climate change and especially about the role of humans in climate change

Now, there are reasons to be skeptical of forecasting the future at the best of times. This thing just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Environmental Challenges

Here's another new report that adds grist to the mill.

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