Archive for June, 2008

Published by on 03 Jun 2008

A shaky tower of assumptions

No sensible nation should make major policy decisions based on a tower of assumptions as shaky as the global-warming hypothesis

Paul MacRae

Times Colonist, March 3, 2002

Two campaigners from Greenpeace dropped by last week to talk about global climate change and the Kyoto Accord.

They made a careful, reasoned case for Canada signing on to the accord, which would commit us to reduce greenhouse gases to six per cent below 1990 levels (right now they’re 14 per cent above), with lots of statistics and scenarios about the potential horrors of global warming. Continue Reading »

Published by on 03 Jun 2008

The $8-billion global-warming swindle

Before rushing into a climate-change panic, we need a real public debate

Paul MacRae.
Times Colonist, May 22, 2007

Last month, in a free-time political broadcast on CBC, Langley Tory MP Mark Warawa observed: “Without question, climate change has become the number one environmental concern for all nations. Some have even called it the greatest environmental challenge the world has ever faced.” (The italics are his.)

The greatest environmental challenge the world has ever faced? Greater than the series of ice ages that have dominated the world’s climate for the past million years? Greater than the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Continue Reading »

Published by on 17 Jun 2008

Sorry, environmentalism as much religion as science

Paul MacRae
First appeared in the Victoria Times Colonist, January 7, 2000

Here’s why I agree with University of Victoria Prof. Jeffrey Foss that environmentalism is a religion, based as much in faith as in science, and have believed this for quite some time:

In the mid-1970s, living and working in Thailand, I heard the occasional story about Christian missionaries in the previous century trying to convert the Thais from Buddhism to the Western faith. Continue Reading »

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