Skip to comments.UCP under fire after nomination candidate called climate change a ‘hoax’ on social media
Posted on 08/10/2018 9:07:35 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
CALGARY - The United Conservative Party is under fire after a Calgary nomination candidate cast doubt on the legitimacy of climate change in several social media posts.
Randy Kerr, who is vying for the UCP nomination to run in the provincial riding of Calgary-Beddington, is a former campaign manager for party leader Jason Kenney. Some of his posts linked to a website with connections to Breitbart News, the far-right U.S. media outlet, which is associated with the so-called alt-right and has been accused of being sympathetic to white nationalism.
My first reaction to that is, so what, said Kerr, when asked about the social media posts.
Scientific consensus is that climate change is real and humans and their heavy creation of carbon dioxide are the main cause. This summer, extreme heat, wildfires and flooding worldwide have killed hundreds - conditions climatologists have attributed to the effects of climate change.
Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said there is no debate, adding that the statement is an example of a common trope of conspiracy theorists.
Mr. Kerr should take his views to the Flat Earth Society convention in Red Deer, said Phillips. Thats where those views belong.
Kerrs Facebook page has a long history of posts denying the existence of climate change, or expressing skepticism about the phenomenon.
In April 2017, Kerr shared an anti-climate change article from the Daily Caller, another right-wing U.S. news site website.
Phillips said science has proven that climate change is real, and poses significant risk to Albertas food supply, infrastructure and security, especially in the form of more extreme and frequent natural disasters.
This is not a laughing matter, Phillips said. This is not a time for tin foil hats. It is distasteful and it is frankly shocking.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
“Scientific consensus is that climate change is real and humans and their heavy creation of carbon dioxide are the main cause.”
The consensus is the hoax. Show us the results using the scientific method.
You cannot sin against the orthodoxy. I call total BS on those idiots. What is climate change exactly and how is it substantiated with quantifiable impirical data. List each measurable criteria and the supporting data substantiating the theory. This is about taking your stuff and giving it to others that didnt earn it.
Goebbels Warming is a hoax.
The climate has always changed since the beginning of time.
That is indisputable.
The argument that man can/has changed the climate is not.
I don’t believe we could make enough CO2 to save ourselves if/when the next Ice Age occurs.
The Sun controls the climate of Earth.
Consensus is the antithesis of science.
Consensus once said that the earth was flat and bleeding a patient could heal him.
And doses of Mercury would cure the clap.
When the Leftist Media claims you are “under-fire”, “far-right”, “controversial”, “provocative”, there is only one thing for certain. YOU AREN’T HAVING SEX WITH CHILDREN!!!
Shannon Phillips, do you have proof from scienc6 that Global Warming is worse than any time in history? In Vermont, there is an old coral reef. The Connecticut River Valley was under a lake and Long Island Sound was a FRESHWATER lake. Please, so me proof...
With other peoples money.
GlobullWarming/ClimateChange is based on #FakeScience so it’s definitely accurate to call it a hoax.
Consensus? Who cares?
Galileo was nearly executed when he disputed the “consensus” among astronomers that the SUN rotated around the EARTH...
In 1912, there was “consensus” among marine engineers that the RMS TITANIC was “unsinkable”...
More recently, there was “consensus” among civil engineers that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (aka “Galloping Gertie”) was “strong enough”...
As Einstein said, “Consensus is utterly irrelevant to science.”
It should be no surprise that the noisy, angry Cult of Global Warming is so anti-Science that it tries to ban scientific “dissent”...
It seems a tad biased that the media report is done in the Toronto Star, known here as ‘The Red Star’ which is sympatheticly quoting a Socialist Environment Minister.
I’d give this about a -3 for honesty
When telling the truth is a radical act . . .
When the first railroads were built there was a consensus that the human body cannot withstand sustained speeds above 30MPH.Chuck Yeager would have a big laugh over that. The Baseball Hall of Fame has an excellent exhibit on the history of the Negro Leagues. One artifact I remember was an excerpt from a medical journal published at the end of WW2 arguing against integrating the Major Leagues because Blacks are athletically INFERIOR to Whites. This is what settled science, a consensus told us a relatively short 73 yrs ago. Never mind Jesse Owens, Joe Louis, Wilma Rudolph, Satchell Paige, etc already blew that myth to smithereens. Which shows another problem with settled science. Factors unrelated to the subject matter at hand can skew the findings. Whether it was the ugly spectacle of prejudice in the not always good old days or the need to push an agenda for political and financial gain.
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