PRESIDENT’S FUNDRAISING APPEAL
to our loyal 50,000+ visitors
We are truly living through an unprecedented, interesting time period. Never in the history of mankind have so many nations purposely been forced to shut down all sectors of their economies simultaneously. The daily reports of strife in all sectors are saddening.
I have always believed in the resiliency of businesses in difficult times but every sector is being forced to beg for bailouts. These bailouts will balloon our national debt and will impact our children and grandchildren with record indebtedness, future tax increases and lower economic productivity.
As well, Canada’s Federal Government, likely guided by the new “climate change” fixated governor of the Bank of Canada, now requires that “companies must disclose their climate action plans and sustainability goals in order to qualify” for financial aid. Setting “climate change” as a priority over helping companies maintain payroll is a new virtue signalling low.
It is very frustrating to see this is not simply a Canadian mindset but it is global as the “world’s richest nations must ensure their COVID-19 recovery plans are sustainable and help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord”.
Friends of Science Society is also experiencing the pain of the economic crash. We find ourselves in a funding crisis:
our operational funds will run out in September
if we do not receive significant cash infusions.
As I mentioned in my August 2019 post, we survive on ~C$150,000 per year and we provide you with the critical review of ideological climate and energy policy claims. Please note that we do not qualify for any of the bailout packages “available” for non-profit organizations.
As of today we get more than 50,000 individual annual visitors to this blog. You are not an insignificant group. If all of you would send us $10 each year, we would never have to worry about funding. We would then be able to focus on providing you with the information you have come to expect and we would increase our number of posts and reports.
In Canada, we have political “leaders”, Elizabeth May of the Green Party and Yves-Francois Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois, declaring that “oil is dead” and that “putting more money into” the oil industry “is a very bad idea”. These groups and others support the notion that the pandemic is an “opportunity” to destroy the petroleum industry that has been the economic engine of Canada for decades.
For those of you that are already saying “not another pro-petroleum article”, I stop you. Look around, what industry is spared from this rhetoric?
If you listen closely, the “new normal” means no more shopping centers, no more beef, no more flying, no more socializing at restaurants or bars, no more sporting events, no more tourism, no more anything in the “new normal”. We are being told the pandemic is a chance for humanity to examine what is essential.
I know what is essential. All jobs are essential. Canada was built by past generations that had the opportunity to pursue their own lives in a country that provided them the space to make something of themselves through hard work. The resource industry has been the historic engine for our great country. Anyone arguing that this country will flourish without extraction of resources is fooling themselves.
The environmental “green new deal” movements have been manipulating western economies for decades to support renewable energies which supposedly would save us from the false narrative that human made CO2 is killing the planet. The truth about wind, solar and biomass has been recently exposed by Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans video.
His revelations have exposed the Big Green industrialists that hide the fact that their technologies do not replace hydrocarbons. Some have even hailed the video as pro-hydrocarbons, but do not be fooled. His video blames “over-population” for destroying climate and his proposal to “get ourselves under control” is a not so subliminal hint at depopulation.
I am glad to see the flaws of the Big Green movements being revealed by this video because over the years the mainstream press has been a disgrace and done nothing to expose these issues. Let me point out that we at FoSS have been at the forefront of revealing the flaws in the “renewables replace hydrocarbons” deceits since 2013.
Our reports: Costly Misinformed Diagnosis, The UN’s sneak attack on your pension, Undue Influence Markets Skewed, A Confluence of Carbonbaggers, In the Dark on Renewables, Shocking Reality, and Look Before You Leap are just a few of the times that we shed light on the “renewables are the solution” and “green tax” movements. FoSS wants to continue being your source of evidenced-based, critical review on climate science and policy.
As President of our society, I am asking for your support.
Too many groups want to use the global economic pandemic shutdown as the template for their green new deals. The hubris of these groups that think we can create a thermostat that will modulate climate is dangerous. Their aim to a zero CO2 environment fails to understand the economic connections that intricately bind global economies together.
Constant panic is only a recipe for global economic destruction. This in turn will drive millions into or further into poverty. A zero CO2 solution does not advocate for clean air, water and soil, as those are the true environmental goals we should be globally striving for.
Please help us to continue fighting their end game.
Once we are able to live life as it was meant to be lived, it is imperative that we do not allow climate policies to be implemented that would lock down our economies.
If you enjoy our articles, videos and fact finding please consider supporting us with any direct contribution that you can give and help keep our voice loud and strong.
The Friends of Science Society needs your support more than ever!
Please reach out to your friends and challenge them to match your donations – inspire them to become members – having more members also helps us spread our messaging. We are only able to continue with your generous financial help.
Andrew Bonvicini, P.Geoph.
President, Friends of Science Society
Recent Related Links:
• COVID19 Meets Climate Tulip-o-Mania: How Financiers Failed Us
• We called on the media to Ask Elizabeth May these Questions about the role of the Sierra Club under her leadership which resulted in the changing of public energy policies.
• Contradictions in Quebec’s Climate Policy presents that Quebec will be hit exceptionally hard by the disastrous effects of climate policy.
• FEAR AND LOATHING is our review of over a decade of denigration and delegitimization of Alberta’s natural resource industries and professionals by the international Tar Sands Campaign
• Educating energy illiterate academics: Energy Illiteracy Must Not be Enshrined in Law for law professors and Biting The Hand That Feeds You for social justice warriors.
Our full list of social media and web platforms:
• bilingual website climatechange101.ca
• library on climate change friendsofscience.org
• active twitter feed twitter.com/FriendsOScience
• very active Facebook page facebook.com/FoSClimateEd
• over 350 mostly short videos youtube.com/FriendsofScience/videos
• blog with reports and articles blog.friendsofscience.org
• LinkedIn page linkedin.com/company/Friends-of-Science-Society
• Instagram instagram.com/fosclimateed
Please continue to share our materials by email, social media or in any way you can.