Climate Conspiracies Tip of Russian Iceberg at the Centre for Research on Globalization - 2017-10-24
The Canadian Centre for Research on Globalization sounds like a reasonable, boring think tank. Based on its name, you may not think twice if you saw one of its experts on TV. But you might notice something askew if you went to its website, which serves as a home to all sorts of conspiracy theories.
The National Post's Terry Glavin described the site -- globalresearch.ca -- as "a Canadian clubhouse for crackpots of the anti-war, 911-truth, anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist variety." The site hosts tons of posts about the military or even the New World Order controlling weather as a weapon. It's also run a bunch of anti-vaccine conspiracies , 9/11 nonsense , chemtrail craziness , posts questioning the Las Vegas shooting , and most offensively, a substantial number of Holocaust denial posts.
The site came to our attention courtesy of a somewhat curious post: 10 myths and 10 facts about climate change . Why this was posted now is something of a mystery. The post is bizarrely out of date: it begins with an editor's note acknowledging that it's based on data from 2009 and references the now basically irrelevant Kyoto Protocol. The post quotes "Andre Illarianov, senior advisor to Russian president Putin," who warns that "Kyoto-ism 'one of the most agressive [sic], intrusive, destructive ideologies since the collapse of communism and fascism.'"