B.C. liberal leader Kevin Falcon argues that climate change is not caused by carbon dioxide emissions. Expelled MLA's Jon Rustad from the caucus over suggestive controversial tweets.
"Following the pattern of behavior that does not support our caucus team and the principles of mutual respect and trust, I am ordering his B.C. liberal caucuses to take effect immediately," Falcon said. said in a statement Thursday afternoon. His Rustad, his MLA of Nechako Lakes, is now on an independent stance.
Rustad, director of the CO2 Coalition and an outspoken climate change denier, posted comments from Patrick Moore on both Facebook and his Twitter.
A comment stated, ``There has been no net warming in Australia in the last decade, and this year the Great Barrier Reef has more coral than ever recorded. The case of being the control knob for global temperature is getting weaker by the day.”
Falcon said “politics is a team sport,” while Rastad declined to discuss his tweet.
"Diverse perspectives are encouraged and a source of strength, but they cannot exist without that critical foundation," says Falcon. Told.
On Wednesday, Falcon used social media to distance himself from his Rustad.
“Let's be clear: climate change is one of the most significant threats facing our future. We are committed to restoring BC's position as leader.John Rustad will not speak on behalf of the caucus on this issue," Falcon said on Twitter.
} Rustad said being kicked out by the Falcons wasn't the 59th birthday gift he was expecting Thursday.
Rustad said Wednesday that he received a memo from Falcon asking him to remove the tweet, but said he did not want to do so.
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Rustad said it was too early to talk about his political future, and B.C. Conservatives. Rastad was a forestry commentator, whose files are turned over to Liberal Leader Todd Stone.
Rustad claims he is not a climate change denier.
" I clear Let Climate Change be Real. I am and not saying it's not ," he said.
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Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist and former B.C.
"I give Kevin Falcon a lot of credit because it takes courage to stand up to people spreading misinformation," Weaver said. He suspects there are others in BC. Liberal caucuses that do not accept science on climate change and the Falcons may also have to be eradicated.
Asked if there were any other provinces in BC.A libertarian who shares his position on climate change, Rastad said he would speak for others, especially considering the political implications.
There is a global scientific consensus on climate change. Several studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals show that human activity, primarily greenhouse gas emissions, is a major contributor to global warming.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a "Code Red" for humanity, earlier this year made up of hundreds of scientists from around the world. The panel said: The window is closing to prevent global warming from exceeding 1.5°C
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