Tom Beakbane – Communications Activator
When I arrived in Canada from the UK in 1980 I found a business environment that was stimulating. It enabled me, by the time I was 30 years old, to start a computer graphics company. In the first few years when I had few resources the biggest drag on building the business were the various taxes including the punitive Federal Sales Tax. It has since been eliminated.
I have always been concerned about the environment. When I go hiking, camping, canoeing, mountain biking and skiing I prefer going without motorized assistance and always aim to minimize my environmental impact. I also enjoy swimming and have found the rivers, lakes and oceans in wealthy countries to be cleaner than in lesser developed ones.
From the age of around 5 years old I have been fascinated by science and, like a nerd, enjoy reading scientific journals. I have a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry and neurophysiology from Durham University.
Only recently have I become aware of the strangeness of so-called “climate science.” I have become concerned because I fear future generations of Canadians will have opportunities closed off by government policies that are attempting to do the impossible, which is to stop the climate changing by increasing taxation.
The above picture is of me hiking in the Dolomites in Italy in September 2019. You want evidence of climate change? I was standing on dead coral, over 1000 metres thick that grew and died around 250 million years ago.