Remove climate change denier Patrick Moore as a speaker at sustainability conference!
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The City of Regina is paying a climate change denier to speak at their upcoming energy sustainability conference in May. Patrick Moore, a paid lobbyist for the nuclear energy sector, will be this year’s keynote speaker at the two-day Reimagine Conference.
He’s getting paid $11,400 to attend, which is more than any of the other 45 speakers who are getting paid between $5,000 to $10,000 each.
Moore is known for publicly denouncing anthropogenic climate change.
Some of his most controversial comments stem from a March 2019 appearance on Fox & Friends.
“The whole climate crisis as they call it is not only fake news, it’s fake science,” Moore said, which drew enough attention for President Donald Trump to tweet about it.
On Twitter, Moore has repeatedly stated that CO2 is beneficial to the planet and that attempts to curb emissions are part of a global conspiracy. The self-proclaimed "sensible environmentalist" has also minimized the issues of plastics pollution and ocean acidification, calling the latter "a hoax".
Is this who we want to speak at a conference on sustainability?
Send a message to the Regina City Council and Conference organizers - giving a platform to a climate change denier is not okay.
We demand the removal of Patrick Moore as keynote speaker for the Reimagine Conference, given his lack of credibility and history of misleading the public on environmental issues.
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