Background : Background Lawrence Solomon is a columnist with The Financial Post , the National Post (Toronto) and has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail (Toronto) a contributor to the Wall Street Journal , and the editor and publisher of The Next City magazine. Solomon describes himself as “one of Canada’s leading environmentalists,” am advisor to President Carter’s Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970′s, and one who has “been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion, save the world’s rainforests and convert free roads to toll roads.”
He authored a book in 2008 titled The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming
hysteria, political persecution, and fraud based on a series of articles he wrote for the National Post. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. Source: The Energy Probe .
Stance on Climate Change : “After writing 10 columns on the subject, one for each ‘denier’ and his theories, one fact is undeniable: The science is not settled. Not on man’s role in causing the warming we’ve seen this century. Not on the consequences of this warming. Certainly not on the extent of warming — or cooling— to come.” Source: “End the Chill .” National Post . April 17, 2007. Solomon has promoted the views of numerous climate skeptics in his “Deniers” series: “The alignment of the planets, and especially that of Jupiter and Saturn, control the climate on Earth.” Stance on Climate Change
PowerPoint Presentation: Source: ” Climate change by Jupiter .” National Post . November 10, 2007. “The sun’s increased irradiance over the last century, not C02 emissions, is responsible for the global warming we’re seeing, says the celebrated scientist [ Habibullo Abdussamatov ], and this solar irradiance also explains the great volume of C02 emissions” Source: “Look to Mars for the truth on global warming .” The National Post . January 26, 2007.
Key Quotes: “The short version: It’s CO2 to the rescue. The more of it in the atmosphere, the better the Amazon’s chance of survival.” Source: “ Lawrence Solomon: Are High CO2 Levels Once Again Saving the Amazon Rainforest? “ The National Post . May 18, 2011. “In other words, more violent tornadoes would, if anything, be a sign of ‘global cooling’, not ‘global warming’.” Source: “ Lawrence Solomon: Tornados could be an omen of global cooling .” The National Post . May 1, 2011. Key Quotes
PowerPoint Presentation: “Several renowned scientists have been predicting for some time that the world could enter a period of cooling right around now, with consequences that could be dire.” Source: “ The Deniers: Our spotless sun .” National Post . May 31, 2008. “Coal used to be a very dirty fuel but coal has become cleaner and cleaner over the decades. Clean coal now is quite clean. Clean coal now has the same emissions profile as natural gas. Clean coal can become cleaner still. We can take even more of the pollutants out of coal and I believe we should. Clean coal, I think, is the immediate answer to Canada’s energy needs and the world’s energy needs. There are hundreds of years available of coal supplies. We shouldn’t be squandering that resource. We should be using it prudently.”