What follows is a collection of reference materials that should help to explain People's Party of Canada policy. The first link is to our policy sheet on Global Warming (“GW”) and the Environment.
Please be aware that there is much misinformation being spread on the topic of GW and that the PPC is the only political party that actually does have a fully fact-based environmental policy. An environmental policy that includes all of the facts, such as:
1.) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) has stated that, “The long-term prediction of climate states is not possible.”
2.) Nowhere in its reports does the IPCC make any clear, unequivocal claim that GW is responsible for extreme weather events
Here are a few videos to help simplify all this.
Video 1: Professor Lindzen on Climate Change
Video 4: Fatal Flaw In Climate Change Science
To recap the first two videos, it is demonstrated that there are three aspects to the global warming debate. Only the claim that the earth has warmed slightly over the past two centuries enjoys anything approaching a consensus of scientific opinion. The remaining two claims, that the activities of man are responsible for the majority of the warming that has occurred, and that this warming is dangerous to the point of being an emergency, are publicly disputed by a small but growing number of well-credentialed scientists.
In the second video, we were advised to listen to those dissident voices that do speak out, often at great peril to their reputations and careers. One such individual is our own Dr. Patrick Moore who has had a long and illustrious history of ecological activism starting with the founding of Green Peace. I had the pleasure of hearing Dr Moore speak recently, at the People’s Party of Canada convention in Kelowna. Video 7 is a portion of that speech. Others videos by Dr. Moore are easily accessible on the internet.
At the Kelowna convention I had the opportunity to ask a question of Dr. Moore from the floor. I was seeking confirmation because, after taking much time to read through the latest reports from the IPCC, I was unable to find any clear, unequivocal claim of a connection between global warming, man-made or otherwise, and extreme weather events. I asked Dr. Moore about this and he confirmed that there is no connection. You read that correctly. The IPCC makes no such claim in their literature. In fact, the IPCC is unable even to define what constitutes “extreme”, as it pertains to weather events.
You might want to think about this, when next you read an article that breathlessly reports the latest forest fire, or drought. Absent any scientific claim of a connection between global warming and extreme weather, whatever that is, the media does great disservice to its readership by subliminally planting the idea that such a connection does exist.
Here are a few more links to recent materials from Dr Ross McKitrick. These might also be of interest":
Finally, here is an excellent resource to investigate the adoption of renewable energy sources, broken down by country and fuel type. I set the default filter to Energy Supply in Germany, because renewables are hardly even making an impact there, despite the widespread Green belief that Germany is leading the way. You can change the settings to see that Canada is already far and away among the world best.