Why can’t we ask questions?


Why can we not have a responsible climate conversation?


After numerous climate discussions with people I am realizing they are having a shift of thoughts. The majority of people I’ve talked with, have concerns that Climate CO2 alarmism is an untruth. Their concerns illustrate apprehension of the climate alarmist threats.


During more in-depth discussions the majority express a lack of understanding of why this is being forced upon them, they also can not equate the alarmist goal with Alberta’s current economic situation.


The conversational responses express a perspective of helplessness to react or even attempt a rebuttal conversation.  There is concerning phycological disconnect between alarmist threats and the effectiveness of logical, substantiated proven facts to contradict the opinions of the alarmist. People express a loss of ability to rebut what alarmists profess as factual.  People indicate personal isolation and fear to be the reason for response restraint.


Our responsibility as Grassroots Albertans is to provide factual proven information, to mould an understanding of what drives the climate alarmist attitude, and their forceful presentation. The climate alarmist’s methods are best described as bullying. Their bullying is employed to suppress any questioning or even a productive rebuttal discussion. By using this presentation method, the climate fear alarmists realize our fear of public confrontation and therefore they will exert an overwhelming string of verbal threats towards anyone that does not follow their desired result.


Our task; is to become informed.  Understand and relate correct factual information. Learning to remain calm, to not be angry, and learning not to feel threatened.  We must become secure and confident that our knowledge is based in fact. Remember; “knowledge is power.” 


But to use this power we must first understand our knowledge.  Secondly, we must suppress our emotions and fears and remain calm. Thirdly, we must employ our responses to exhibit our freedoms and rights to question the climate alarmist.


Our task; is not to change the thoughts of the climate alarmist but rather educate Grassroots Albertans. 

For we have realized, that for a majority of climate fear alarmists; this is their religion, and this is their goal.  So, our task is to illustrate; by example, the need to question the alarmist’s gospel. In doing this; the silent watching majority may decide to follow our example and feel comfortable enough to join in the discussion.


All citizens have the rights and freedoms under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which was secured for us by our forefathers to question any perceived threats to our society.  


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Legal Rights states;


(7) Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice.


The Charter ensures that all citizens have the rights and duties to employ and protect these given democratic rights being mindful of the preservation of property rights which are the basis of a free and democratic society.


Our Alberta and Canada are still the desired destinations for people from around the world; and it needs our help now.


Proposed Action plan - The Sign Project


Billboard signs, portable Large and small. The portable sign carriers would be rented by a group of local people. These supporters form a financial support group to establish sign rental only. The support group will be responsible for allocating the sign board to private property only. This requires the property owner to be a supporter of the placement of the sign.


To maintain supporter anonymously, sign board carrier supporters are unknown to Grassroots Alberta Citizens Initiative. The sign support group is anonymous, donors are private information. The location of the sign boards is then relayed to Grassroots Alberta by phone call only.


Grassroots Alberta to design a sign graphic. This graphic then to become posters and sign board images. The sign is property and copyright of Grassroots Alberta, Citizens Initiative. The sign is owned and supplied by Grassroots Alberta. The Grassroots AB sign is our design and copyright protected.


The proposed sign can be viewed on Grassroots Alberta Facebook and web site. Sign installation is by Grassroots AB only. The sign will be installed on the sign carrier, when a location is phone called.


The plan is to establish a communication network of willing supporters of these signs. Small groups of supporters in areas through out Alberta. These sign boards will be maintained on supporter private land. Desire highway visible locations. With luck and understanding we are hoping the sign visibility to spread to businesses having signs in their windows.


Our vision is to inform a population mass of the need to question the Climate Alarmist. Inform ourselves of their message and then seek information from the Scientific recognized experts. The information is to evaluate the actual reality of our climate situation.


Establish a nucleus of key people as representatives, to enlist community support. The key people would be living in their town or city or rural area. They could spread the message, talking to inform; listening for thoughts or ideas or help. Spark an interest to become informed and involved.


“Isn’t it time for Responsible Climate Conversation”


The goal is to spark a desire to converse the factual information. Hoping the initial conversation would grow into a desire to learn more and to become informed. Maybe in time, this person would embrace this knowledge as their own. And feel compelled to offer or share their knowledge with others.


A small spark; fanned by a driving wind; naturally grows to a fire. The fire spreads by more sparks carried outwards by the wind. These blown sparks create larger fires.


I am confident that our informed effort are the sparks. The wind is our voice.

CO² is NOT a Pollutant Despite Claims to the Contrary

In speaking about her climate pact with former Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, former Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said: “Partnerships like these are critical to meeting our shared objectives to reduce carbon pollution.”


Clearly, Notley believes carbon dioxide (CO²) is a pollutant. No small number of academics and world-class scientists would disagree.


Will Happer is an atomic physicist at Princeton and a member of JASON, a small group of elite scientists who advise the U.S. government on matters of science and technology, mostly of a sensitive nature. Happer is also past director of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy.


Happer says: “We need to be vigilant to keep our land, air, and waters free of real pollution but carbon dioxide (CO²) is not one of these pollutants.” Testifying before the U.S. Congress, he said: “We try to keep CO² levels in our U.S. Navy submarines no higher than 8,000 parts per million, about 20 times current atmospheric levels. Few adverse effects are observed at even higher levels.”


Freeman Dyson, like Happer, is one of the elite scientists involved with JASON. For more than four decades, Dyson taught theoretical physics at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, which the New York Times called “the most rarefied community of scholars.” The Times says Dyson is “a scientist whose intelligence is revered” even by scientists.


Dyson says: “The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm.”


Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever calls climate change alarmism a new religion. He said: “In the last 100 years temperatures have gone up 0.8 degrees Celsius and everything has gotten better. So how can we say it’s going to get worse when we have the evidence? We live longer, have better health, and better everything. But if it goes up another 0.8 degrees Celsius, we are going to die, I guess.”


There are environmental organizations that share the perspective of these scientists. The group “Plants Need CO²” is big on exploding pollution myths about wetlands and plant life. The group, headed by the past chair of the National Wetlands Coalition and twice chair of the Audubon Nature Institute, says it’s false to say that CO² is a pollutant.


The “Plants Need CO²” group says that there are 20+ factors driving climate change, and that the empirical evidence (as opposed to computer climate models) indicates CO² is not a major driver of that change. Historically, rising CO² levels do not precede changes in temperature, the group says. Instead, rising CO² levels follow temperature change.


Government agencies and former Premier Notley may refer to CO² as a pollutant, but the undeniable fact is that CO² is not a pollutant, but a life-giving gas. Without it, our planet would be dead.

by Kevin Avram

The above image shows the difference in growth five days after two cowpea seeds had been planted. They were planted in environments where carbon dioxide levels differed yet were held at a constant level of 440 Parts Per Million (ppm) in one instance, and in an environment where carbon dioxide levels were elevated and held to a constant 1270 ppm.

ABOVE: Time lapse photograph after 35 days when carbon dioxide levels for two cowpea seeds were held at different levels.

Time lapse photo 42 days after two cowpea seeds were planted, with each plant then being allowed to grow in environments with different levels of carbon dioxide. As noted on the photo, the stem in the plant on the right is 52% longer; the root in the plant on the right is 339% longer and weighs 143% more. Additionally, the plant on the right has 38% more leaves and a much heavier stem.

IMAGE SOURCE: CO2Science, Gilbert, Arizona

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