Living in Denial: How Facts are decomposing
“A coalition of US coal and electricity companies set the tone in the 1990s with the creation of the Information Council on the Environment (ICE). It's purpose: to ‘reposition climate change as a theory not a fact’. ICE hired a PR firm to create advertising messages. These ranged from the ridiculous - "Who told you the Earth was getting warmer... Chicken Little?" - to the blatantly false - "If the Earth is getting warmer, why is Minneapolis getting colder?" But the focus groups found them effective, and that is all that mattered”.
And we wonder why Calgary is getting warmer as the globe is cooling.
Photo: Derek L. Schweinsgruber, PhD, at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce - before midnight.