Broadening the conversation with the public regarding the role of hydrocarbons in our modern technological way of life through the lens of the environment and climate change.
Reality Check on Climate and Net-Zero
Season 3, Episode 7 – A Reality Check on
Climate and Net-Zero
Conversation with Dr. Ian Clark, Emeritus Professor Geology
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by Dr. Ian Clark, Professor Emeritus of Geology. Our topic of conversation is a reality check on some of the science ostensibly behind Canada’s forced net-zero transition and a discussion of whether or not Canada can reach its net-zero commitments.
Dr. Ian Clark is professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa and former director, G.G. Hatch Isotope Laboratories, one of Canada’s leading analytical facilities. He has been teaching in the fields of paleoclimatology and geochemistry for the past two decades.
Here’s a link to the slides of Dr. Clark’s recent presentation, https://friendsofscience.org/assets/files/ian-clark-calgary-oct-2023-reality-check.pdf
This is a video recording of all the presentations at the Friends of Science Society’s annual event on 17 October 2023, and this is a link to Dr. Clark’s presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N_0kM1DFHs
You can find out more about Dr. Clark’s research at his University of Ottawa website: https://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/idclark/research.html
Is Net-Zero Canada Hitting the Wall?
Season 3, Episode 6 – Hitting the Wall? Net-Zero Canada
Conversation with Bob Lyman, Consultant/Economist
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by Bob Lyman, Our topic of conversation is Canada’s forced net-zero transition: the costs, the implications, the growing public reluctance to pay the price, and the likelihood of a U-turn.
Bob Lyman has spent over forty years as an economist, manager and consultant working on a broad range of energy and environment public policy issues, mainly for the Canadian federal government. Bob began his career as a member of Canada’s foreign service, and had postings in Caracas, Venezuela and Washington, D.C. From 1985 to 2006, he managed organizations that were engaged in energy and climate change policy development and program delivery. He also has eleven years’ experience as a private consultant conducting policy research and analysis on energy and transportation issues as a principal for ENTRANS Policy Research Group. He is the Economics/Policy Advisor and Director of the International Climate Science Coalition – Canada.
Here’s a link to Bob’s recent presentation, “When will Climate Policy Hit the Wall?”
A video recording of all the presentations
at the Friends of Science Society’s annual event on 17 October 2023 can be found here: https://friendsofscience.org/library/events/friends-of-science-twentieth-annual-event,-with-dr.-ian-clark-and-robert-lyman.html
A good analysis of the state of Canadian climate and energy policy is Bob’s report from June 2023,
“Canada’s Policy Conundrum”.
You can find many of Bob Lyman’s reports on the Friends of
Science Society’s website.
Climate Emergency? Net-Zero and Canada’s Energy Transition
Season 3, Episode 5 – Climate Emergency? Net-Zero
and Canada’s Energy Transition
Conversation with Tom Harris, Executive Director ICSC
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by Tom Harris, the Executive Director of the International Climate Science Coalition. Our topic of conversation is the “climate emergency”, the science of climate change, and the forced net-zero energy transition in
Since 2008, Tom Harris has been the Executive Director of the science-based, non-partisan group, the International Climate Science Coalition. Tom now also leads the International Climate Science Coalition - Canada a not-for-profit corporation that you can check out at www.icsc-canada.com. Until 2011, he taught a total of 1,500 students at Carleton University in the second year Earth Sciences course – “Climate Change, an Earth Sciences Perspective”.
Tom’s basic education was in thermo-fluids and energy sciences and he has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical
Engineering. Tom has 45 years’ experience working as a mechanical engineer and project manager, science and technology communications professional and media and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Environment Critic in Canada’s federal Parliament.
For the past 24 years Tom has been working intensively with a team of independent scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. His main focus has been telling the public about the highly controversial science underlying the dangerous human-caused climate change hypothesis.
You can find the International Climate Science Coalition here: https://www.icsc-canada.com/missionstatement
You can find short 1 minute videos on climate and energy topics on the ICSC youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@internationalclimatescienc7704/videos
Here’s a link to Tom’s article “Fueling the Fire: The Conservative Climate Language Trap,” at America Out Loud News: https://www.americaoutloud.news/fueling-the-fire-the-conservative-climate-language-trap/
Here’s a link to Tom’s presentation on February 24th, 2023 at a Canada4Action event: https://rairfoundation.com/all-the-facts-you-need-to-debunk-climate-change-scammers-video/
An excellent resource for live unadjusted global temperatures can be found here:
A website of former NASA and space engineers on climate change issues can be found here:
An investigation into the role of clouds in Earth’s climate is this older documentary “The Cloud Mystery” by Henrik Svensmark:
Net-Zero, ESG, and Canada’s Energy Industry
Season 3, Episode 4 – Net-Zero, ESG, and
Canada’s Energy Industry
Conversation with Terry Etam
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by energy writer and author Terry Etam. Our topic of conversation is the net-zero forced energy transition in Canada and some of the challenges and maybe opportunities for Canadian businesses.
Terry is a contributor to the BOE report and has written an excellent book, End the Fossil Fuel Insanity which I highly
recommend and you can find here:
You can find Terry’s work at the BOE report here:
And Terry’s website Public Energy Number One can be found here:
Net-Zero - Challenges and Opportunities in the Saskatchewan Patch
Season 3, Episode 3 – Net-Zero in the Sask Patch
Conversation with Brian Crossman, Partner Independent Well Services Company.
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by Brian Crossman, Partner, Independent Well Services Company of Estevan, Saskatchewan. Our topic of conversation is the net-zero energy transition in Canada and its effects, challenges, and opportunities on independent operators in the Canadian energy industry.
Say No to Divestment! Invest Now, Net-Zero, and ESG
Season 3, Episode 2 – Say No to Divestment!
Invest Now, Net-Zero, and ESG
Conversation with Gina Pappano
In this episode, Dr. Tammy Nemeth is joined by Gina Pappano, the Executive Director of Invest Now, an organization dedicated to pushing back on divestment from Canadian resource companies. Our topic of conversation is the divestment movement and the challenges and opportunities confronting resource companies in the net-zero energy transition in Canada.
Gina was the Head of the Market Intelligence department at Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) for fifteen years. The majority of her research and analytical work focused on the natural resources sectors as well as the renewable energy sectors. She has a deep understanding and knowledge of data around access to capital and investment in these sectors. Post TSX, Gina founded MarketIntelWorks Inc., a research and advisory firm that translates research and data into market intelligence to drive competitive positioning, strategy, policy changes, governance, marketing, and business development.
You can find more information about Invest Now at: https://www.sdin.ca/
Gina has written some recent articles for the Financial
Post which you can find here:
“Stop the weaponization of banks,” https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-stop-the-weaponization-of-banks
in a world without Canadian oil and gas is magical thinking,” https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-believing-in-a-world-without-canadian-oil-and-gas-is-magical-thinking