May 14, 2018

What’s the true motive behind Environment and Climate Change Canada’s weather app?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

In their ongoing quest to expand their bloated mandate into uncharted territory, waste your money, and poorly replicate services already perfected in the private sector, the Government of Canada is creating a mobile weather app for Smartphones and other devices.

This app was the brainchild of Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, who told the CBC:

We're really excited. It's clear Canadians care greatly about weather. They care about good weather. They care about bad weather ...So I just thought it was important to go where people are at. People are using apps. That's a great way to get updated information, targeted information for your community.

The Weather Network and a gazillion other apps already take Environment Canada weather information and use it in their apps, so why make a new one, using the same data sets, ten years late to the weather app game?

McKenna tipped her hand and told us exactly why Environment Canada is getting into the mobile apps biz in her comments to the CBC when she said the app will alert Canadians about severe weather events near their homes, and offer information about climate change.

McKenna is using government resources to make an app that re-enforces Liberal climate change policy narratives.

All those other apps just tell you the weather. They don’t tell you how to feel about it, and those other apps won’t scare you into supporting a Liberal carbon tax.

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commented 2018-05-17 09:33:01 -0400
Andrew the fake PhD Gordo Steele Stephenson, you always open your mouth and remove all doubt, just another lying liberal troll. Thanks for proving that, the only thing you have ever proven. You are a waste of space, breath, and time. You have never proven anything, provided no evidence of your “claims” and have zero credibility, under any of your many aliases. Your safety is not in jeopardy, just your credibility, because only your left uses violence against opposing opinions; how very telling.
commented 2018-05-16 17:38:52 -0400
Oh poor Andrew thought I wanted to send her on a lovely Hawaiian vacation, I was correcting your obvious misinterpretation of the running joke about you on this thread you dolt!
Your personal safety is not a risk, making fun of you is not threatening you.
commented 2018-05-16 17:18:45 -0400
Your name is not Andrew . Why the fake name ?
commented 2018-05-16 15:25:14 -0400
“Common Sense commented 1 hour ago
Andrew fake PhD Stephenson, PROOF. Provide PROOF of anything you say.”

I provide evidence to support my arguments, and that’s what matters. Don’t get too caught up inn appeals to authority. or the inverse. What matters is the argument I’m making. If all you an attack is who I am, then that tells us your argument is paper-thin.

As you can see by Tammie’s fantasies of my demise, I can’t risk identifying myself lest it jeopardize my personal safety.

“Mark Chadwick commented 1 min ago
10 inches over 150 years how much over the last 20 years ? You are so full of shit . Is your name really Barbie you are on the same page .”

About 2" in the last 20 years.

“You sure you know what cherry picking is because the left does it all the time . "
So does the right. Fortunately, something like thermal expansion of the oceans is impossible to cherry-pick – it’s global and very easy to measure. “No warming in 20 years” in some stations… then why is the water still expanding?
commented 2018-05-16 15:20:28 -0400
10 inches over 150 years how much over the last 20 years ? You are so full of shit . Is your name really Barbie you are on the same page .
You sure you know what cherry picking is because the left does it all the time .
commented 2018-05-16 14:03:34 -0400
Andrew fake PhD Stephenson, PROOF. Provide PROOF of anything you say. As history has shown, anything that you state can not be proven, you never provide any proof. You most certainly don’t hold a PhD or you could just simply provide the proof; you saying something is not proof of anything.
commented 2018-05-16 13:04:57 -0400
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Mark Chadwick commented 5 hours ago
Andrew where are the seas rising ? Don’t read anyone showing this . Oh by the way the great lakes are rising but not as high as 1975 .Why are they fudging all the temps to make up their global BS ? And why does no one get money when they show proof that you are wrong ?
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You haven’t seen it? What a shock. Yes, the sea levels are rising, about ten inches in the last 150 years, and that’s due to thermal expansion. Inland lakes like the Great Lakes are largely artificially regulated now by the hydroelectric dams at their outlets, and their levels mean very little.

You don’t get money for ‘proof’ that is predicated on cherry-picked data. It’s interesting that you think the “fudging” is so one-sided, when myths like that of the “pause” (which is to say, an observation that if you only look at datasets that didn’t see any change and ignore those that did, you can see no change) are still endemic.

“Common Sense commented 12 hours ago
What was the last peer reviewed paper you published as a PhD? That’s right, you don’t have one, you couldn’t possibly have one since you lied about having a PhD.”
November, and another coming out in June. I did indeed publish several before I got the PhD as well – I was one of those lucky students who got papers out of my undergrad honours project.

“Climate change has been happening on this planet forever, in cycles, without man even being here, without industry. You are a lying fool. "
And? You know that human and natural influences are additive, not exclusive? Like I said, forest fires occur naturally too, but that doesn’t absolve people who start them.

“lie” ? No. That would require unequivocal proof of a purely natural origin for climate change, the only way to exclude human influence, and that doesn’t exist.
commented 2018-05-16 07:48:16 -0400
Andrew where are the seas rising ? Don’t read anyone showing this . Oh by the way the great lakes are rising but not as high as 1975 .Why are they fudging all the temps to make up their global BS ? And why does no one get money when they show proof that you are wrong ?
commented 2018-05-16 02:13:17 -0400
Re Dr. Curry… The really interesting point she makes is that it is all “climate change” smoke and mirrors unless solar radiation cycles and volcano emissions are also taken into consideration…
commented 2018-05-16 02:10:01 -0400
David White… Glad you mentioned Dr. Judith Curry in you previous post… She was on FOX News again a few nights ago talking about the academic research games being played on university campuses everywhere, which caused her to give up her department chair status at Georgia Tech in August, 2017… Googling her name is worthwhile and well worth investigating “while it lasts”… As she labelled it – it is indeed “craziness” that is going on as far as “climate science” goes… Unfortunately here in B.C. is another “crazy” named Andrew Weaver who, with his two Greenie cohorts, holds the present NDP coalition government up for ransom… Weaver posited his “climate change” BS already back at his U of Vic days years ago… And no doubt nailed down a few grants by being “politically correct” but “scientifically wrong”… What is really interesting is to hear Dr. Curry talk about the infinitesimal effect any manmade efforts on “climate” will have in spite of the billions being sucked by eco taxes…
commented 2018-05-16 01:20:39 -0400
Andrew the fake PhD Stephenson, where is your proof of your claim that you hold a PhD?
Your comment about Dr. Tim Ball’s peer reviewed published works points right back at you. What was the last peer reviewed paper you published as a PhD? That’s right, you don’t have one, you couldn’t possibly have one since you lied about having a PhD.
Climate change has been happening on this planet forever, in cycles, without man even being here, without industry. You are a lying fool.
commented 2018-05-16 00:55:30 -0400
Andrew you do realize the government can legislate against me, Facebook and Google cannot.
commented 2018-05-16 00:54:54 -0400
Andrew Stephenson why would i trust a government that lets a murdering terrorist walk free in Ontario, who wants so subjugate me with m-103 , who denies funding for certain groups who do not agree with abortion while allowing others to not fly the rainbow flag, you defended one while denouncing the other like a hypocrite. A government that did nothing for my stepson who was attacked with a bat by a Muslim store owner in a parking lot, a government that allowed my Fiance to be treated like garbage by her employer when she was undergoing cancer treatment by denying her human rights claim when they act like a huge crime has been committed when someone publishes cartoons, a government that tried to steal land from the natives causing the OKA crisis, a government that wants non residents to be able to vote, a government that lets pedophiles and criminals cross the border? HELL NO!
commented 2018-05-15 23:41:32 -0400
“liza rosie commented 16 mins ago
Anybody over 50 knows this is a hoax. "

There’s a whole lot they “know” that is wrong. It’s not possible to prove the hypothesis wrong, for the same reason it’s not possible to prove it right, a simple observation that a lot of those “anybodies” seem to miss. The most supportable models include significant human influence (those same over-50s are remarkably unable to design a better model that is purely driven by natural influences), and babbling about some vague scandal at the UN doesn’t change that.

“Mark Chadwick commented 2 hours ago
Hey dumb ass Andrew there is no warming trend , Bees are having their worse winter with heavy losses due to long cold winter and spring 1 month behind .”

Of course, both you and Liza Rosie confuse “weather” and ‘climate". One is a local, often variable phenomenon. One is a global average. A cold winter doesn’t refute climate change any more than a warm day in October refutes winter.

By the way, if there’s no warming trend, why are sea levels rising? That seems a pretty clean and simple proxy for global temperature – it is literally a giant thermometer.
commented 2018-05-15 23:16:51 -0400
Anybody over 50 knows this is a hoax. I’ve been around long enough to have seen many incidences of ‘extreme’ weather. Many floods, forest fires, long cold winters in the 70’s – crazy snow and red hot summers – not a drop of rain.
Even earth quakes, and the effects of Hurricanes passing by, all in Canada. My mother gave birth to my brother during hurricane Hazel.

Go to an art gallery and see old paintings from the 1700’s of the Thames frozen up and snow covered Europe.
The most obvious one – Greenland. They named it that for a reason. It used to be GREEN.

These religious climate freaks ( I hear the alt left doesn’t like climate nazi) are taking advantage of young kids who do not know any better, and haven’t lived long enough to know that climate cycles are normal. They are being taught LIES.
This government is attempting to weaponize our kids against the truth. Post truth, post modernist codswallop. What haven’t they redefined to suit their twisted needs.

So you know what you have to do.
commented 2018-05-15 21:09:43 -0400
Hey dumb ass Andrew there is no warming trend , Bees are having their worse winter with heavy losses due to long cold winter and spring 1 month behind . As with you and your fake science bees can’t be trained to buy into your bs . No amount of money can influence them . Climate changed on the weekend there was rain , and sun and clouds . It’s all about money and stopping 3rd world development .
I hope you don’t drive a car or have a fridge or hot showers because if you do then you should stop all that because it is causing global warming , Climate nut .
commented 2018-05-15 20:21:35 -0400
Has trudeau and mckenna asked their new instant voter base about climate change? Or their individuals who are attending poetry classes? Now there’s a bunch of concerned individuals! who really want to discuss the root causes of the liberalist hoax of the century…
commented 2018-05-15 20:11:02 -0400
Andrew, you misunderstood….I want your ass to fry!
commented 2018-05-15 19:43:52 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 1 hour ago
Common Sense, maybe we can crowdfund for a ticket so Andrew to can sit her ass near the active volcano in Hawaii or Skype from one of the many lava outbreaks. I’d pay to see that! "

I’d get a free trip to Hawaii AND get to see an erupting volcano up close? That sounds pretty awesome. I’ve always watched those geologists with envy. Pretty cool job.

“They won, and their names were removed. And you call them “supposed scientists.” You are pathetic.”
See, you’re alluding to some sort of nefariousness at the part of the UN. I’ve told you this before, as well – I dont’ care what the UN thinks. I care about the science.

“The chairman of the IPCC at the time, now since retired, has joined forces with Lord Moncton to approach the world court in the Hague to have anyone who makes money off the climate change scam charged with a criminal offense and tried in the world court for their crimes.”
Yes, Lord Monkton is quite fond of frivolous lawsuits. He’s quite famous for losing them, and he’ll lose this one too (there is nothing wrong about being an advocate, and it’s ironic you’d suggest removing free speech is a good thing) I reiterate, vague allegations of wrongdoing at the UN in no way refute the science.

“As for Dr. Tim Ball, someone who earned and holds a real PhD, unlike you, you would last one minute in a debate with him.”

Unlike Tim Ball, I’ve never been told that any of my arguments are too dumb to be taken seriously by any reasonable person. Oh, and when was the last time he published something peer reviewed? 1988?

“As for forest fires, how about volcanoes as well? Please go stick your ass in one so as to stop a real climate change factor, a natural one, like the affects of the sun, the real reason for climate change, all of which do not accept cash, credit cards or government cheques to change their ways.”

Volcanic emissions can cause climate change? So why wouldn’t human emissions? You know humans emit 100x more than volcanoes do, right?.

“Real climate change” – natural influences – don’t explain the recent warming trend.
commented 2018-05-15 18:09:49 -0400
Common Sense, maybe we can crowdfund for a ticket so Andrew to can sit her ass near the active volcano in Hawaii or Skype from one of the many lava outbreaks. I’d pay to see that!
commented 2018-05-15 17:24:44 -0400
Andrew the fake PhD Stephenson stated “Very few scientists “come out of the closet”. Yes, there’s uncertainty, but that’s not an outright refutation – and again, the best hypothesis requires some sort of artificial influence to explain observations. Most of these supposed scientists “coming out of the closet” rely on vague allegations of wrongdoing, or they’re someone like Tim Ball who are simply trying to sell you a book and will tell you whatever you want to hear as long as you buy it.?”
You have been told this before. The scientists, numbering almost 100, that authored the climate report for the IPCC had to threaten the UN with a lawsuit to get their names off the report after the UN modified their findings to suit their agenda in the production of the executive media summary. They won, and their names were removed. And you call them “supposed scientists.” You are pathetic.
The chairman of the IPCC at the time, now since retired, has joined forces with Lord Moncton to approach the world court in the Hague to have anyone who makes money off the climate change scam charged with a criminal offense and tried in the world court for their crimes. The first two would be Al Gore and David Suzuki. “Supposed scientists?” Andrew, you fake. Suzuki is a supposed scientist since his only claim in the scientific community would be studying bugs… not climate change.
As for Dr. Tim Ball, someone who earned and holds a real PhD, unlike you, you would last one minute in a debate with him.
How’s about the co-founder of Greenpeace, who left because of the scams they pull and support, a real climate scientist who, unlike you, holds a real PhD? Another “supposed scientist?”
As for forest fires, how about volcanoes as well? Please go stick your ass in one so as to stop a real climate change factor, a natural one, like the affects of the sun, the real reason for climate change, all of which do not accept cash, credit cards or government cheques to change their ways.
Provide your proof of your PhD, and then go away anyways, you fraud.
commented 2018-05-15 16:36:55 -0400
Oh Andrew, your contrarian nature is laughable.
Random third party indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe look them up.

So, when the Minister of AirMiles is forced to release the actual cost of her propaganda & data collection program, we will come to find out her little project cost the tax payer much more than was authorized…. it will be a scandalous amount of money. Her sheep will baaah and shrug their shoulders, and the Climate Alarmist in-Chief will scurry away from the press or maybe in her arrogant and annoying accent will tell Canadians “smart proponents don’t put a figure on my messages and the weather is very important to all who pay attention”.

Did anyone catch her Mother’s Day tweet of herself in shorts and sleeveless shirt standing in a lake, supporting the backend of a canoe or kayak (can’t remember which) with a little girl in the front? Neither wearing life jackets or no mention of hypothermic conditions of the water right now…..Her message was to get out and enjoy Mother’s Day…..stupid example of what Moms and daughters can do together this time of year.
commented 2018-05-15 13:38:52 -0400
“Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt commented 2 hours ago
Short story for Andrew:
Lots of weather Apps available "
So why shouldn’t EC have one as well? I’d rather have EC than some random third party one that is even less in control of its data than anyone else.

“David White commented 2 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson….Of course the climate changes nitwit…how would the earth have navigated 5 ice ages…..WITHOUT THE AID OF DASTARDLY MAN.”
Forest fires can also start without the aid of dastardly man. That doesn’t mean we don’t cause a whole bunch of them. Human activity is additive to pre-existing processes.

“As more and more scientists come out of the closet, and expose the lies, the better off mankind will be.”
Very few scientists “come out of the closet”. Yes, there’s uncertainty, but that’s not an outright refutation – and again, the best hypothesis requires some sort of artificial influence to explain observations. Most of these supposed scientists “coming out of the closet” rely on vague allegations of wrongdoing, or they’re someone like Tim Ball who are simply trying to sell you a book and will tell you whatever you want to hear as long as you buy it. “In the meantime Andrew, please pay my portion of the illegal carbon tax…..that sure fire method that man is going to use to control climate. Someone with the superior education you profess to have should be able to see through this charade…no? "

Probably not illegal. Governments can levy taxes whenever they want. It’s the simplest way to internalize carbon emissions and incentivize reductions. If option A is heavily taxed, and option B isn’t, you’ll pick option B. Very market based, and fundamentally a conservative strategy towards tackling what is likely to be a major problem in the future.
commented 2018-05-15 11:29:39 -0400
Andrew Stephenson….Of course the climate changes nitwit…how would the earth have navigated 5 ice ages…..WITHOUT THE AID OF DASTARDLY MAN. As more and more scientists come out of the closet, and expose the lies, the better off mankind will be. In the meantime Andrew, please pay my portion of the illegal carbon tax…..that sure fire method that man is going to use to control climate. Someone with the superior education you profess to have should be able to see through this charade…no?
commented 2018-05-15 11:26:10 -0400
This weather app is just another stick to beat people with for their climate scheme. I’m sick to death of listening to the propaganda being shoved down our throats. By chance I discovered Shine FM 88.9 in Calgary, and it’s a pleasure listening to a Christian station. I had no idea they’ve been around for 20-years already. I haven’t heard any of the NDP’s & Trudeau’s propaganda that you hear on the main stream radio channels. The music is upbeat and spiritual and puts you in a better frame of mind! I’m so glad that I changed the dial!
commented 2018-05-15 11:20:32 -0400
Andrew Stephenson, where is your proof of your claim that you hold a PhD?
As for the App, answer why another one is needed? They get the data from the same place all the other existing Apps get it, from Weather Canada, already paid for by the taxpayer. That would be like creating a CBC right now when there are a plethora of existing channels that get their info from existing news outlets around the world. We don’t need the government’s opinion/propaganda on climate, we already know their fairy tales. We just want the weather, which we already get.
commented 2018-05-15 11:14:16 -0400
Short story for Andrew:
Lots of weather Apps available
The Minister of AirMiles is wasting tax payer money developing another one, with the added twist of pushing climate alarmism.
commented 2018-05-15 11:12:23 -0400
Allan Peterson…..thanks for the morning gut buster….hahaha….hahahaha

It seems that if you have a twat, and are a stupid twat, you have all the qualifications necessary to be in Twatwaffle’s liberal cabinet. To think the thing in charge of weather and environment for Canada was given that portfolio, having NO credentials, was to learn her trade ON THE FLIGHT to Paris for what was to be the single most important conference ever held to save the planet from the climate doom and gloom the liars were pushing. Are we to be content with this new wave selection process? I suppose that was the reason JT took the 350 person taxpayer funded entourage …safety in numbers. The least they could have done was teach Climate Bimbose some kind of understandable English on that trip.

As a side note…Dr. Judith Curry, who originally supported the climate mumbo jumbo, has now come out with a peer reviewed study whereby many of the original climate alarmists have since changed their tune and have proven the vilification of CO2 was grossly exaggerated and the figures purposely altered expressly for that Paris conference. Could the liberal carbon tax house of cards lie crumble with this latest revelation? Liberal super spin cycle may not even help the thieves.
commented 2018-05-15 10:47:48 -0400
Long story short, sometimes a weather app is just a weather app.
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