Environment Canada (EC) misled the country on global warming, which caused massive unnecessary expenditures, cost thousands of jobs, destroyed businesses and industries, and devastated communities at all levels.
Meanwhile, their forecast accuracy beyond 48 hours has not improved; they abandoned medium forecasts (three months to one year) after results that were worse than a coin toss; and all long-term forecasts since 1990, based on their membership in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), were wrong.
John Christy presented the evidence in his congressional testimony (Figure 1).
In fact, the Canadian climate model forecasts that were part of the 102 IPCC CMIP-5 Climate Models result was the worst of them all as Ken Gregory showed (Figure 2).
EC was a major player in the entire deception of human-caused global warming. Assistant Deputy Minister Gordon McBean chaired the founding meeting of the IPCC in Villach, Austria in 1985.
Environment Canada then pushed the entire false global warming agenda with devastating and expensive impact on the entire Canadian economy. The most recent example was the approximately $3 billion commitment by Justin Trudeau to the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement signals the end of the entire UN climate agenda including that Fund. Once US funding is gone, the entire UN climate program collapses.
Trump is a foreign body injected into the body politic by the people. Every segment of the body, from politicians on each side through to the media, are trying to reject him. Those who elected him are reinforced in their decision with every move he makes to keep his election promises.
Trump wisely chose to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement because it is biased against developed nations, making it a bad deal for the US.
To achieve the goal agreed in Paris of a maximum 2°C increase in global temperatures above pre-industrial levels, the estimated global cost is $17 trillion by 2040 (or about 800 times more than was spent on all the Apollo missions to the moon).
It would also require carbon dioxide reductions about 100 times greater than those pledged in Paris.
The Agreement assumes incorrectly that CO2 is causing planet destroying global warming, but only a few nations must reduce their production, while all others are virtually unlimited for several years to come. China is the world’s biggest CO2 producer, but is not limited in production until 2030.
In 2010 at Conference of the Parties (COP) 16, they replaced the Kyoto Protocol with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and planned to ratify it at COP 21 as the Paris Climate Agreement.
This became necessary after the disclosure in November 2009 of the corrupt science of the IPCC via the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU).
The Protocol and the GCF were designed to shut down the industrialized nations who became wealthy at the expense of other nations by using fossil fuels. They were to be punished by paying a fine for their sin of producing CO2, and the money was to be used to compensate developing nations.
In fact, it was a global scale transfer of wealth that required a single global government. It achieved Maurice Strong’s objective summarized by Elaine Dewar in Cloak of Green:
“Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda.”
The Kyoto Protocol foundered on the disclosure of the manipulated science. It also failed because the US Senate rejected it. They did not want to vote against a "green" Protocol, so they created the Byrd/Hagel Resolution to decide if they would vote on it. The resolution said they should not vote on anything that would harm the US economy. Therefore the vote was 95-0 in favour of not approving Kyoto.
Obama supported the GCF as part of his legacy, and also knew that without the US, it would not happen. But there was a problem: He could not call it a treaty because that would require Senate approval.
Ironically, this is exactly what made it easy for Trump to withdraw from the Paris agreement.
Environment Canada and all other national weather bureaucracies became involved because Maurice Strong set up the global warming deception through their membership in the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Virtually all climate research funding came from government sources, and they only funded research that supported their false science.
All Canadian federal research funding goes through "arms-length" agencies ostensibly to preclude political interference. However, climate funding came directly from Environment Canada to promote their version of the science.
As mentioned earlier, Gordon McBean was the person primarily responsible for the singular and devastating direction the department took. He brought his political view of environmental issues and particularly global warming, expressed in a speech to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1995. He spent his career promoting these views and virtually destroyed the Canadian Weather Service while wasting billions of dollars. The Auditor General put the cost at $6.8 billion from 1997 to 2005.
McBean also established his post-bureaucratic career by using $61 million of EC money to set up the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS), a climate research organization that he took over as Chair in the month he retired from EC.
This agency only funded research that proved the human-caused global warming theory or the negative impact of warming.
Bureaucratic scientists are a guarantee of political science. As Dr. Lawrence Peters explained,
“Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time the quo has lost its status.”
EC continue to push because they failed to follow the scientific method. Instead of proving that the hypothesis that human CO2 was causing warming was wrong, they only examined and promoted evidence that it was correct.
Every forecast they, as members of the IPCC have made, was wrong.
The simple and only solution to restore truth and integrity is to shut down EC and have Statistics Canada collect environmental data in its ‘resources’ wing and make that data available to anyone. At least private forecasters would be accountable to the market place.
It is time make Environment Canada accountable by closing the doors.