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2014-07-03 23:10:03

Friends of Science announce the release of their Vulcan-logic DeConsensus Project on climate change and human-caused global warming, just in time for Captain Kirk – William Shatner - to lead the world famous Calgary Stampede parade. The DeConsensus Project is guided by a charming Vulcan caricature who walks us through a logical assessment of the alleged 97% consensus, which is nothing more than a social proof, say Friends of Science. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 As...

2014-06-10 23:16:09

Friends of Science Society of Calgary is challenging Greenpeace Edmonton over claims of double standards about the billboard “The sun is the main driver of climate change.” Friends of Science supports the Greenpeace quest to find a billboard home for their message, but questions the influence of unelected, unaccountable eco-groups on public policy, sometimes with disastrous results as in Ontario’s renewable energy scheme. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Canadian...

2014-05-01 23:12:49

Friends of Science are calling for a retraction of a controversial paper by Stephan Lewandowsky, published in Psychological Science, that claims climate change critics are hoax and conspiracy theorists who allegedly believe "NASA faked the moon landing." Friends of Science recent study that shows there is not a 'more than 90%' consensus as claimed by Lewandowsky, as a principal premise of his study; recent IPCC climate science reports confirm that there has been a hiatus...

2014-04-29 23:21:39

Harvard University’s Robert N. Stavins is publicly asking if the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) government approval process is broken, in articles on his blog and in the Huffington Post, after finding that the draft Summary for Policymakers was being extensively rewritten by government representatives for their own self-serving national interests related to global warming and climate change policies. This is a continuation of a recurring criticisms about IPCC processes,...

2014-04-23 23:15:06

Friends of Science are challenging statements in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) as misleading to industry and not founded on scientific evidence of the IPCC Physical Sciences Working Group I of the fall, which states there has been a hiatus in global warming over the past 16 years and ‘low confidence’ of future weather extremes. Canada’s province of Ontario consulted closely with ENGOs on low-carbon initiatives and went from manufacturing heartland to dead weight in the Canadian...

2014-04-22 23:15:19

A recent report in the UK entitled “Climate Control: Brainwashing in Schools” has caused a stir with UK Education Secretary Michael Gove stating publicly that school heads are breaking the law if they are teaching an eco-agenda ideology. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal recently reported that climate change has conquered campus, and no wonder, since environment, climate change and global warming has formed an integrated curriculum (EIC) across most US states (and much of Canada) for...

2014-04-17 23:13:37

A recent paper published by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University, that claims 99.9% certainty of Anthropogenic Global Warming, is flawed from the outset, according to Friends of Science due to Lovejoy’s omission of known climatic variations and reliance on the discredited “Hockey Stick” graph. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Friends of Science are rejecting the recent paper by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University of Montreal reported on April 11, 2014 in the online...

2014-03-26 23:33:56

Friends of Science are pleased to announce that ticket sales are open for “The ‘Pause’ in Global Warming: Climate Policy Implications” - their 11th Annual Friends of Science Luncheon May 13, 2014 featuring award-winning economist and author Ross McKitrick. McKitrick is well known for his role (with Steve McIntyre) in dismantling the flawed “Hockey Stick” graph - along with his many insightful critiques of popular misconceptions on environmental issues; his April 2013 Fraser...

2014-03-25 23:36:59

In a head-spinning announcement the UN’s World Meteorological Organization issued statements claiming extreme weather events of the past year were consistent with human-induced climate change, directly contradicting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR5 report issued in September 2013 which states that there is a hiatus in global warming and that there has been no observed global trend in tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts or floods. Friends of Science point to...

2014-03-19 23:31:33

Concerned that the World Economic Forum, the IMF - International Monetary Fund, and World Bank documents do not reflect recent evidence that global warming stopped 16+ years ago before Kyoto was ever implemented, Friends of Science have launched a digital campaign on a massive superboard at the Calgary Airport - YYC to welcome them...if they come. The World Economic Forum on climate change and energy was slated to arrive in Calgary to confer in beautiful Lake Louise April 24-25, but recent...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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