Top Staffer For Trudeau’s Natural Resources Minister Co-Wrote “Global Warming For Dummies” With Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May was recently arrested at an anti-Trans Mountain expansion protest.

The Trudeau government has been trying to look as if they support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

So far however, it’s been a bunch of empty words and no actions.

As a result, it’s turned into a full-blown national crisis, with rising anger and concern across the country, and tensions between Alberta and B.C. hitting record levels.

Much of the focus has been on Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, who is being criticized for his inability to use government leverage to move past the unacceptable blockade being imposed by the B.C. NDP.

There was also a recent focus on Elizabeth May, who could face charges after being arrested at an anti-Trans Mountain expansion protest.

Now, it seems the two are linked through Zoë Caron, who is the Chief of Staff to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr.

As she notes on her Twitter bio, she also co-wrote ‘Global Warming for Dummies’ with Elizabeth May.

Zoe Caron

As we know, Elizabeth May was recently arrested at a protest against the Trans Mountain expansion – in violation of a court injunction:

Caron and May are both entitled to their opinions and to advocate for them. That said, it certainly raises some interesting questions that someone who co-wrote a book with Elizabeth May is the top staffer for the Minister of Natural Resources.

For many, this will be seen as further confirmation of the fact that the Trudeau government internally harbours an anti-pipeline, and anti-Canadian energy agenda, while trying to project a false and deceptive image to the public.

If so, the Trans Mountain debacle under the Trudeau government unfortunately starts to make much more sense.

Spencer Fernando

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  1. Environmental ethics class in 1987–The class was told that from Windsor, Ontario to Montreal and up to Owen Sound the whole area would be populated with millions of people from 3rd world countries that would be under water by 2015. Really lol lol

  2. Trudeau said it himself, that he learned a lot from his father Pierre Trudeau. And now everyone knows that he is just as arrogant, deceitful, duplicitous and narcissistic. Trudeau like his father is driven by his socialist ideology and truly believes that free market capitalism is the source of all the problems for Canadians. He doesn’t care about the fact that capitalism has produced the wealth, jobs, prosperity and taxes , the very things that socialism can’t produce because it needs a successful capitalist economy to feed off, otherwise it can’t survive. Socialism needs a villain, the oil industry, and a source of revenue, the taxpayer to even exist. So, Trudeau is just trying to finish the job started by his father and is doing exactly the same moves, transfer the wealth by way of a carbon tax instead of a internal export levy, national energy plan 1980-84, and destroy the oil industry to the point it becomes nationalized. Anyway you look at it, in regards to history, history is being replayed by Justin Trudeau. All to bring some sense of twisted honour for what he believes and what his father tried to do. Destroy the oil industry and bring about his socialist dream, for Canada. The thought of ever doing something for the national good of Canada was never even in his plans, just old fashioned revenge on Alberta, Saskatchewan and the rest of Canada for his perceived injustices done to his father.

    1. GREAT comments, Shawn! I’ve always said Quebec has it made; a Socialist country in the middle of a Capitalist country that it controls. The carbon tax, which is based on lies, is a revenue source but also a way to buy votes. In Alberta, 60% of people get Carbon Tax Rebates. Federally, I suspect it’ll be about the same because if even only 2/3 of those people vote to continue getting those rebates, that’s a majority win every time. Having extra money to fritter away is just an added bonus. I think the real purpose of the Carbon Tax is those vote-buying rebates. The Alberta NDP has admitted that the money goes into General Revenue so we know it’s not being used to address environmental issues. It is, as I always suspected, a sham based on a hoax. http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/alberta-to-use-carbon-tax-money-to-balance-its-books-expects-surplus-by-2023

  3. Those Dummies who wrote, fail to realize that GOD created the weather: the rain, snow and sunshine. And no one can change it. He controls the weather whether we like it or not. If He wants to snow througout the year there is nothing we can do to stop it, far less write DUMMY books on How to control or change the climate. GOD IS THE BOSS. Period.

  4. Those Dummies are the ones zllowing sewage into our rivers and lakes that is detriment to our health and to the fish. Why don’t they clean their filth first before going after GOD and HIS change of climates.

  5. Libtard/NDiPshits

    A lot of you clearly need to get educated.

    MYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.
    FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas (“heat islands”), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas (“land use effects”). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for the effects of urban development would reduce the reported warming trend over land from 1980 by half.
    There has been no catastrophic warming recorded.

    MYTH 2: The “hockey stick” graph proves that the earth has experienced a steady, very gradual temperature decrease for 1000 years, then recently began a sudden increase.
    FACT: Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time. For instance, the Medieval Warm Period, from around 1000 to 1200 AD (when the Vikings farmed on Greenland) was followed by a period known as the Little Ice Age. Since the end of the 17th Century, the “average global temperature” has been rising at the low steady rate mentioned above; although from 1940 – 1970 temperatures actually dropped, leading to a Global Cooling scare.
    The “hockey stick”, a poster boy of both the UN’s IPCC and Canada’s Environment Department, ignores historical recorded climatic swings and has now also been proven to be flawed and statistically unreliable as well. It is a computer construct and a faulty one at that.

    MYTH 3: Human produced carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, adding to the Greenhouse effect, thus causing most of the earth’s warming of the last 100 years.
    FACT: Carbon dioxide levels have indeed changed for various reasons, human and otherwise, just as they have throughout geologic time. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased by about 120 part per million (ppm), most of which is likely due to human-caused CO2 emissions. The RATE of growth during this century has been about 0.55%/year. However, there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming. As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming. Geological field work in recent sediments confirms this causal relationship. There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth’s oceans expel more CO2 as a result.

    MYTH 4: CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas.
    FACT: Greenhouse gases form about 3% of the atmosphere by volume. They consist of varying amounts, (about 97%) of water vapor and clouds, with the remainder being gases like CO2, CH4, Ozone and N2O, of which carbon dioxide is the largest amount. Hence, CO2 constitutes about 0.04% of the atmosphere. While the minor gases are more effective as “greenhouse agents” than water vapor and clouds, the latter are overwhelming the effect by their sheer volume and – in the end – are thought to be responsible for 75% of the “Greenhouse effect”. At current concentrations, a 3% change of water vapor in the atmosphere would have the same effect as a 100% change in CO2.
    Those attributing climate change to CO2 rarely mention these important facts.

    MYTH 5: Computer models verify that CO2 increases will cause significant global warming.
    FACT: The computer models assume that CO2 is the primary climate driver and that the Sun has an insignificant effect on climate. Using the output of a model to verify its initial assumption is committing the logical fallacy of circular reasoning. Computer models can be made to roughly match the 20th-century temperature rise by adjusting many input parameters and using strong positive feedbacks. They do not “prove” anything. Also, computer models predicting global warming are incapable of properly including the effects of the sun, cosmic rays, and the clouds. The sun is a major cause of temperature variation on the earth surface as its received radiation changes all the time, This happens largely in cyclical fashion. The number and the lengths in a time of sunspots can be correlated very closely with average temperatures on earth, e.g. the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period. Varying intensity of solar heat radiation affects the surface temperature of the oceans and the currents. Warmer ocean water expels gases, some of which is CO2. Solar radiation interferes with the cosmic ray flux, thus influencing the amount ionized nuclei which control cloud cover.

    MYTH 6: The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has proven that man-made CO2 causes global warming.
    FACT: In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft approved and accepted by a panel of scientists. Here they are:
    1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
    2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man-made causes”
    To the present day there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.

    MYTH 7: CO2 is a pollutant.
    FACT: This is absolutely not true. Nitrogen forms 80% of our atmosphere. We could not live in 100% nitrogen either. Carbon dioxide is no more a pollutant than nitrogen is. CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is necessary for plant growth since increased CO2 intake as a result of increased atmospheric concentration causes many trees and other plants to grow more vigorously. Unfortunately, the Canadian Government has included CO2 with a number of truly toxic and noxious substances listed by the Environmental Protection Act, only as their means to politically control it. The graph here shows changes in vegetative cover due to CO2 fertilization between 1982 and 2010 (Donohue et al., 2013 GRL). A major study here shows that CO2 fertilization will likely increase the value of crop production between now and 2050 by an additional $11.7 trillion ($US 2014).

    MYTH 8: Global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes.
    FACT: There is no scientific or statistical evidence whatsoever that supports such claims on a global scale. Regional variations may occur. Growing insurance and infrastructure repair costs, particularly in coastal areas, are sometimes claimed to be the result of increasing frequency and severity of storms, whereas in reality they are a function of increasing population density, escalating development value, and ever more media reporting.
    MYTH 9: Receding glaciers and the calving of ice shelves are proof of man-made global warming.
    FACT: Glaciers have been receding and growing cyclically for hundreds of years. Recent glacier melting is a consequence of coming out of the very cool period of the Little Ice Age. Ice shelves have been breaking off for centuries. Scientists know of at least 33 periods of glaciers growing and then retreating. It’s normal. Besides, changes to glacier’s extent is dependent as much on precipitation as on temperature.

    MYTH 10: The earth’s poles are warming and the polar ice caps are breaking up and melting.
    FACT: The earth is variable. The Arctic Region had warmed from 1966 to 2005, due to cyclic events in the Pacific Ocean and soot from Asia darkening the ice, but there has been no warming since 2005. Current temperatures are the same as in 1943. The small Palmer ‮A lot of you clearly need to get educated.

    MYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.
    FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas (“heat islands”), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas (“land use effects”). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for the effects of urban development would reduce the reported warming trend over land from 1980 by half.
    There has been no catastrophic warming recorded.

    MYTH 2: The “hockey stick” graph proves that the earth has experienced a steady, very gradual temperature decrease for 1000 years, then recently began a sudden increase.
    FACT: Significant changes in climate have continually occurred throughout geologic time. For instance, the Medieval Warm Period, from around 1000 to 1200 AD (when the Vikings farmed on Greenland) was followed by a period known as the Little Ice Age. Since the end of the 17th Century the “average global temperature” has been rising at the low steady rate mentioned above; although from 1940 – 1970 temperatures actually dropped, leading to a Global Cooling scare.
    The “hockey stick”, a poster boy of both the UN’s IPCC and Canada’s Environment Department, ignores historical recorded climatic swings and has now also been proven to be flawed and statistically unreliable as well. It is a computer construct and a faulty one at that.

    MYTH 3: Human produced carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, adding to the Greenhouse effect, thus causing most of the earth’s warming of the last 100 years.
    FACT: Carbon dioxide levels have indeed changed for various reasons, human and otherwise, just as they have throughout geologic time. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased by about 120 part per million (ppm), most of which is likely due to human-caused CO2 emissions. The RATE of growth during this century has been about 0.55%/year. However, there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming. As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming. Geological field work in recent sediments confirms this causal relationship. There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth’s oceans expel more CO2 as a result.

    MYTH 4: CO2 is the most common greenhouse gas.
    FACT: Greenhouse gases form about 3% of the atmosphere by volume. They consist of varying amounts, (about 97%) of water vapour and clouds, with the remainder being gases like CO2, CH4, Ozone and N2O, of which carbon dioxide is the largest amount. Hence, CO2 constitutes about 0.04% of the atmosphere. While the minor gases are more effective as “greenhouse agents” than water vapour and clouds, the latter are overwhelming the effect by their sheer volume and – in the end – are thought to be responsible for 75% of the “Greenhouse effect”. At current concentrations, a 3% change of water vapour in the atmosphere would have the same effect as a 100% change in CO2.
    Those attributing climate change to CO2 rarely mention these important facts.

    MYTH 5: Computer models verify that CO2 increases will cause significant global warming.
    FACT: The computer models assume that CO2 is the primary climate driver, and that the Sun has an insignificant effect on climate. Using the output of a model to verify its initial assumption is committing the logical fallacy of circular reasoning. Computer models can be made to roughly match the 20th century temperature rise by adjusting many input parameters and using strong positive feedbacks. They do not “prove” anything. Also, computer models predicting global warming are incapable of properly including the effects of the sun, cosmic rays, and the clouds. The sun is a major cause of temperature variation on the earth surface as its received radiation changes all the time, This happens largely in cyclical fashion. The number and the lengths in a time of sunspots can be correlated very closely with average temperatures on earth, e.g. the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period. Varying intensity of solar heat radiation affects the surface temperature of the oceans and the currents. Warmer ocean water expels gases, some of which is CO2. Solar radiation interferes with the cosmic ray flux, thus influencing the amount ionized nuclei which control cloud cover.

    MYTH 6: The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has proven that man-made CO2 causes global warming.
    FACT: In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft approved and accepted by a panel of scientists. Here they are:
    1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.”
    2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man-made causes”
    To the present day, there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.

    MYTH 7: CO2 is a pollutant.
    FACT: This is absolutely not true. Nitrogen forms 80% of our atmosphere. We could not live in 100% nitrogen either. Carbon dioxide is no more a pollutant than nitrogen is. CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is necessary for plant growth since increased CO2 intake as a result of increased atmospheric concentration causes many trees and other plants to grow more vigorously. Unfortunately, the Canadian Government has included CO2 with a number of truly toxic and noxious substances listed by the Environmental Protection Act, only as their means to politically control it. The graph here shows changes in vegetative cover due to CO2 fertilization between 1982 and 2010 (Donohue et al., 2013 GRL). A major study here shows that CO2 fertilization will likely increase the value of crop production between now and 2050 by an additional $11.7 trillion ($US 2014).

    MYTH 8: Global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes.
    FACT: There is no scientific or statistical evidence whatsoever that supports such claims on a global scale. Regional variations may occur. Growing insurance and infrastructure repair costs, particularly in coastal areas, are sometimes claimed to be the result of increasing frequency and severity of storms, whereas in reality they are a function of increasing population density, escalating development value, and ever more media reporting.
    MYTH 9: Receding glaciers and the calving of ice shelves are proof of man-made global warming.
    FACT: Glaciers have been receding and growing cyclically for hundreds of years. Recent glacier melting is a consequence of coming out of the very cool period of the Little Ice Age. Ice shelves have been breaking off for centuries. Scientists know of at least 33 periods of glaciers growing and then retreating. It’s normal. Besides, changes to glacier’s extent are dependent as much on precipitation as on temperature.

    MYTH 10: The earth’s poles are warming and the polar ice caps are breaking up and melting.
    FACT: The earth is variable. The Arctic Region had warmed from 1966 to 2005, due to cyclic events in the Pacific Ocean and soot from Asia darkening the ice, but there has been no warming since 2005. Current temperatures are the same as in 1943. The small Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica is getting warmer, while the main Antarctic continent is actually cooling. Icecap thicknesses in both Greenland and Antarctica are increasing.

    1. Yes but why let facts get in the way of a good tax grab and money making scam for people like Al Gore and David Suzuki

      1. Ian, it’s not just a tax grab. It’s a VOTE BUYING tax grab. In Alberta, 60% of the population gets Carbon Tax REBATES and I suspect it’ll be the same federally. We all know that the Carbon Tax is based on a hoax, but now we can see that its purpose is to buy votes as well as to give governments even more of our money to waste.

  6. Elizabeth May an American protecting US oil, she only protests Canadian oil & Canadian pipelines. Not a peep about new pipeline to BC from the US, not a peep about the tankers & barges bring fuel from the US. She has to be a sinister plant by Big American oil. Would be interesting to know who really funds the Green Party.

  7. You are missing the KEY PLAYER with great power. Gerald Butts. The Ontario Power System wrecker and now the Canadian resource industry wrecker. He has the ring in Trudopes Nose every day.

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