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Friday, October 30, 2009

Undermining Democracy per deSmogBlog

From deSmogBlog:
"Democracy is utterly dependent upon an electorate that is accurately informed. In promoting climate change denial (and often denying their responsibility for doing so) industry has done more than endanger the environment. It has undermined democracy. There is a vast difference between putting forth a point of view, honestly held, and intentionally sowing the seeds of confusion. Free speech does not include the right to deceive. Deception is not a point of view. And the right to disagree does not include a right to intentionally subvert the public awareness.....The world’s best-qualified scientists agree that climate is changing and that the burning of fossil fuels is mostly to blame. Although there is no debate in peer reviewed science journals, the well-funded and highly organized public relations campaign has left the impression – in mainstream media – of a lively and continuing scientific controversy."
Canada is currently one of the ten worst global warming polluters on the planet. And now, instead of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the federal government has joined with the tar sands producers and, in their words, is going to EDUCATE THE PUBLIC. Translation: Canada’s federal government is joining the ranks of the public relations industry and will sow obfuscation and confusion regarding global warming. Our politicians are dragging their feet to protect the interests of big oil in the tar sands in Alberta.
Send your MP and your Prime Minister a letter stating your disapproval.  Please!

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