Tag Archives: climate change

Paranoia

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Mr Gérard Montpetit is puzzled as to the motives that led Mr Kenney, Premier of Alberta, to launch an inquiry about the financing of environmental groups. This inquiry would seem to fit the definition of paranoia; delusion about the petroleum industry’s importance and a feeling of being persecuted.

The Heat Wave and the Ostrich

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It is said that the ostrich hides its head in the sand so as not to see the danger. The recent heat wave is a harbinger of things to come. To deny it is imitate the ostrich. When Mr Trump denies reality, by burying his head in denial, it leaves his rump high in the air, like an exposed target

Agnotology

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Mr. Gérard Montpetit comments on a recent poll concerning unconventional oil and gas development in Québec: despite their use of agnotology to promote extractivism, QOGA (Québec Oil and Gas Association) will not succeed in fooling well-informed and wary Québécois.

Climate denial, Version 2.0

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Mr Gérard Montpetit deplores the fact that climate denial now takes a more subtle form. Instead of outright lies, our governments are taking actions which are the exact opposite of their speeches regarding climate change.