Digging Deeper into Vivian Krause's Disingenuous Anti-Environment Witch Hunt - 2014-11-26
Looking at a July 2014 Alberta Oil article penned by Krause, one can't help but note how she delicately skirts around issues like the value of intact ecosystems and their useful services. She also ignores anthropogenic global warming and instead funnels the entire support system for Canada's environmental advocacy groups down into her favoured conspiracy theory: the plan to destroy Canada's fossil fuel industry to protect U.S. interests.
To do this, Krause needs some serious blinders on. For example, she describes a strategy paper called "Designed to Win: Philanthropy's Role in the Fight Against Global Warming." The phrase "global warming" is right there in front of her, in black and white, but she skips around it and zooms in on a pejorative view of the "education campaigns" to shift investment into large-scale renewable energy — as if going from fossil fuels to renewables was just some random, self-serving business decision.
She makes no mention of the concerns of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science or the World Bank (does she see them all as a soft, self-serving and self-indulgent elite?), all of whom think that global climate change is a really big issue, and all of whom have far more credibility than Krause.