Strengthening Canada – creatively & politely

We are concerned Canadians

We are Canadians, rapidly growing in number, who are deeply troubled by Climate Alarmism and the effect it is having on education, political discourse, energy policy and the economy.  

We have the curiosity to explore behind the headlines. When we read that climate science is “settled”, we are inclined to point out that the world’s climate is massively complicated and its relationship to how we live is far from straightforward. 

“Climate science” is not primarily a scientific matter instead it has become ideological and political. Debate has become highly polarized and if someone puts forward a view that is contrary to the mainstream they are labeled with the derogatory term “denier” and sidelined.

We think it is important that Canadians discuss energy policies and the environment – politely. They are complicated subjects with far reaching implications for our health and welfare. 

We welcome everyone who has an open mind and willing to put forward creative ideas about ways to minimize our impact on the environment and maximize the benefits for this generation of Canadians and ones to come.

We are Realists

We are individuals like you. We don’t represent any industry and we have varied political views that are neither far left, nor far right. We are scientists, engineers, teachers, farmers, bureaucrats, economists, business leaders, students as well as those who are retired.

For the record, none of our members are “deniers” of climate change. Climate Alarmists tend to believe that the climate is fairly stable and is being upset by mankind. We, on the other hand, point out that the climate has been changing since the Earth formed. It has never been stable.

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Why trust us?

We hope that you take the time to understand the Climate Realist position and make up your own mind. You don’t need to be an expert scientist or economist to follow the arguments and see if the supporting facts are credible.  

The science relating to the effect that carbon dioxide is having on global temperatures is indeed complicated, but even if you accept the most pessimistic forecasts put forward by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) you can evaluate whether the policies advocated by Climate Alarmists and the burdens they place on Canadians are justified.     

At the moment it is unlikely you have been hearing about the implications of climate change that are contrary to those advanced by the IPCC and “climate scientists”. The fossil fuel industry, contrary to how they are portrayed by Alarmists, prefer to lie low. Other scientists and policy experts don’t have a body like the IPCC to fund and publish their work. Nor do they have much incentive to confront the mainstream as when they speak up they are met with vitriol.  

We do not plan to advance positions that are primarily political nor will we promote the interests of specific industries. Our goal is to spark intelligent, fact based debate so governments, whether left, right or centre, enact policies that benefit Canadians. 

CRC funding

Our funding is by donations from people like you. We plan to establish ourselves as a not-for-profit organization and will accept charitable donations through Energy Probe Research Foundation. We have no funding from government or industry. At the moment the founding members are getting going and we have not yet formalized a structure. 

If you are concerned about the current lack of constructive debate about energy and environmental policies in Canada, please join Climate Realism Canada. We need your financial support. 

It's time for some Realism

In 2019 Canadians were subjected to a barrage of unquestioning, over-the-top news stories about the impending “global catastrophe” and “the beginning of a mass extinction.” 

The heat has been turning up in 2020 with non-stop coverage by the CBC and other media outlets attributing the Australian wildfires to “climate change.” The Winnipeg Free Press, apparently without noting their name, ran an editorial headline, “Time to silence voices of denial.” 

Many Canadians grew up in regimes that did not allow free discussion. Many can still remember the smell of sulfurous smoke from the Second World War and the chill of the Cold War. These Canadians have a growing sense that what we are experiencing now has frightening echoes in the past. 

We are starting to ask questions. 

“What will it take to get climate skeptics to take this issue seriously?” ask this editorial. “Grim studies are not compelling to them; nor are the pleas from scientists, who have reached a near-universal consensus on human-made climate change.” The “Free Press” without any hint of irony proposes silencing “Climate-change deniers, including those directly invested in the fossil-fuel industry... "bothsidesism" — has no place in the current conversation.”

Realism is building momentum

A growing number are taking to Twitter, creating websites, making videos, writing newsletters and stating that Alarmism is not good science, nor is it resulting in good policies. Canadians are skeptical that carbon taxes are going to be of net benefit both in the short and longterm.

We are asking questions such as:

• “If we stop using fossil fuels, what effect will it have on our cost of living, and will it really stop the world’s climate from changing?” 

• “Isn’t the lack of balanced discourse jeopardising the strength and unity of our nation?”

• “If wind turbines and solar panels are viable in Canada why are energy prices set to increase so dramatically?” 

We plan on bringing the diverse voices together, amplifying them and spurring intelligent debate. 

Realism is growing globally

The European Climate Realist Network (ECRN) is a coalition of organizations who are pushing back against Climate Alarmism and alerting the public to the effects of government policies. It is made up of organizations from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands.

• CLINTEL was started in Europe, consisting of over 800 qualified scientists and experts. 

Concerned by the current discourse and direction of energy policies they sent a petition to European Parliament in November 2019 saying: “there is no climate emergency”. The press conference is covered here

None of this was reported by the mainstream press. 

We need to engage in an intelligent, civilized, creative discussion about how to build a better life for Canadians for this generation and generations to come.

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