Conservative MP Dismisses the Science of Climate Change
Action Network Canada has obtained recent email correspondence from
Conservative Member of Parliament Colin Mayes (Okanagan Shuswap) dismissing the science of climate change stating
just “a few scientists say CO2 is causing the planet to warm.”
following is a statement by Climate Action Network Canada:
the disgraceful and obstructive behavior of the Harper Government in
Copenhagen, and the revelation of their secret plan to let emissions rise, it
is a legitimate question to ask if Prime Minister Harper shares his MP’s views
on the science of climate change. Prime Minister Harper and his Environment
Minister no longer get to pay lip service to the science of climate change and do
nothing about it,” said Graham Saul of the Climate Action Network Canada.
find below the original email exchange between MP Colin Mayes and his constituents. The following Okanagan Shuswap constituents are willing to go on the
record. Please contact Climate Action Network for more information.
Climate Action Network Canada
+45 2553 6081
This is a
multi-part message in MIME format.
From: janet denison
24, 2009 12:49 PM
Climate Change negotiations
Thank you for
your considered response. I really appreciate the opportunity
to get your
views on this matter, and I do understand your position. I also
the work that has been done to reduce chemical contamination.
The only thing I
don't understand is why you are saying just a few
attribute global warming to human sources. I have always heard
that it is the
I agree that, we
may never be absolutely certain, perhaps not before it's
too late to do
anything, how much of an impact we're having. But personally,
I just don't see
how all the carbon we've been releasing (among other GHG's)
in just over 100
years couldn't be having a major influence on the climate!
I didn't realize
just how potentially serious the situation was until I
very thin the atmosphere, that stores the carbon, really is -
thickness of the distance from Vernon to Armstrong, or Vernon to
I think it's
also important to note that although we may only be producing
3% of the worlds
GHG's, we have less than 1% of the world population. For
alone, I think we should be intent on reducing our emissions.
If, as the Prime
Minister states, we want other countries to be responsible
emissions, shouldn't we be as well?
A recent poll
stated that 75% of Canadians are not pleased with the
position on Climate Change. I just had to write back and let
you know, that
despite where you're personally coming from, I still would
like you to let
the Prime Minister know, I'd like more done.
I really think
that businesses and voters are looking for leadership here.
I'd like to see
a long term plan to encourage energy reductions throughout
Then, businesses and individuals would invest in energy
knowing that they had the governments support and that it would be
cheaper in the
I have 3 kids,
I'm looking forward to having grandchildren, but I feel so
irresponsible, knowing that we are adding to the problem and not
even though we can.
I hope you'll
reconsider your views, I really don't think our government
foolish if they take action, the opposite is in fact occurring as
Thank you so
much for your time,
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