Fraser Institute Climate Denial
The institute has praised the Trump Administration’s anti-environmental agenda. Kenneth Green, the institute’s director of the Centre for Natural Resources, wrote on the institute’s blog that,
“As the U.S. cuts spending on climate programs and retargets those funds to economic stimulation, Canada spends more money to get Canadians to use less energy, raising the cost of Canadian energy, and diminishing Canada’s economic competitiveness in the markets of our biggest trading partner.”
He went on to urge Canada to follow Trump’s footsteps writing that,
“President Trump’s decision should give pause to Canada’s leaders and trigger some reflection on what Canada’s policy path on climate could cost Canadians. And policymakers should reconsider the target timelines and techniques that Canada has agreed to, with regard to controlling greenhouse gas emissions, under the Paris Agreement.”
See video below of Kenneth Green debating manmade climate change, the necessity of clean energy, and the scientific integrity of the IPCC.
Cooler Heads Coalition
In 2004, the Fraser Institute joined the Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations. In 2006, the coalition’s website stated that the coalition “pools together information from experts both inside and outside of the coalition and serves as a clearinghouse for information on global warming science and policy proposals”. An investigation by CIC as shown that from 1997-2015 the combined grants from ExxonMobil to CHC members top 11 million dollars. Since its inception, the organization has used a variety of tactics to distort public opinion on climate change and influence decision making in Washington. For decades the coalition has authored bias reports, held briefings on Capital Hill, and released weekly newsletters attacking “climate change alarmists”. Originally founded by Consumer Alert, the coalition and its website is now funded by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Myron Ebell, former head of Trump’s EPA transition team and CEI’s director of the Center for Energy and Environment, is the chair of the CHC.
Fraser Institute Funding
The Fraser Institute received $120,000 of grants from ExxonMobil between 2003-2004. All of these grants were earmarked specifically for climate change programs.
2004 Exxon Climate Grants
2003 Exxon Climate Grants
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