“The science isn’t settled”

Alberta Wildrose leader Smith questions the premise for taking a carbon hit


Danielle Smith, leader of Alberta’s Wildrose Alliance Party and, for some, the great hope of Alberta small-c conservatives, has been keeping a rather low profile of late, ever since her communications guru, Stephen Carter, mocked Premier Ed Stelmach’s speaking cadence (in a Tweet, Carter suggested Stelmach has a hayseed accent; he later resigned). Now Smith is back and, in a speech to the Canadian Club of Calgary, made no bones about her climate change skepticism. “The science isn’t settled,” she said, according to the Calgary Herald’s Renata D’Aliesio. “I’m worried about us embarking on costly schemes to try to reduce our overall emissions rather than doing the obvious things that will come easier,” she said of UN climate change talks now ongoing in Copenhagen. Her political opponents have wasted no time in branding her a “climate change denier,” a tough category to find oneself in if you’re trying to look “moderate,” as Smith arguably must. Then again, perhaps she’s on to something—maybe Albertans are ready to embrace the contrarian view.

Calgary Herald

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“The science isn’t settled”

  1. Yes, it's only as settled as evolutionary theory, a heliocentric galaxy, and relativity. That is.. awaiting somebody to come up with something that shows it's wrong.

    • @ Thwim: hey genius, galaxies are not sun-centred. Relativity has been WIDE open to criticism and revision by QUANTUM PHYSICISTS. And Global Warming theory is about as credible and settled as a reality tv series, compared to the former…

      • @ Devlin: hey less-than-genius: Got proof?

  2. Its always useful knowing what is currently accepted dogma amongst the neanderthals. I would not take advice from Ms Smith regarding brain surgery. She is even less qualified to make pronouncements about climate control. Her views may carry weight with the rest of the cave men but the rest of us have evolved beyond her simplistic self serving superstitions.

  3. dogma!?! this coming from an alarmist.

  4. So if you dont accept the opinion of someone who has neither the training nor the knowledge to have a well informed view of the subject you are being an alarmist. Taking advice from Ms. Smith and her cohorts regarding environmental issues is like taking advice from the pope about birth control. The opinion of both are the result of fundamental ignorance and prejudice unhampered by rational thought.

  5. 141 scientists have sent an open letter to the U.N. General Secretary questioning the science behind AGW.

    Before you reflexively assume that these are all energy company shills, you might want to scan the list. These are some pretty heavy hitters who don't seem to think that the "science is settled."

    If you can't find this reported anywhere, it's just another indication of MSM burying the story. Don't look for it on the CBC ot the Toronto Star.

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