Dacre wrote:Albertan saidWhat ever happened to acid rain destroying all of the lakes and killing the trees? How about the hole in the ozone layer? I guess it was time to move on.Remember people, in the 70's, the scam was global cooling...new ice age and other rubbish....now it is a new scam....meet the new boss...same as the old boss.....
The funding monies that drive "government by crisis" move on with the "scare du jour", as do the "expert" beneficiaries who provide propogandizing "leadership" to the ignorant masses.
DO Reference the Environment segment of this Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation webpage:
<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20050307024031/www.gordonfn.org/History.html" target="_blank">History of Grant Making</a>
The Gordons took an early interest in funding both scientific research and increased public awareness to address environmental threats to the health and well-being of Canadian society.
Grants to Pollution Probe preceded a multi-year commitment, starting in 1981, to the Coalition on Acid Rain. The Coalition, led by Adele Hurley and Michael Perley, was Canada's largest environmental group in the 1980s. Their education and advocacy efforts resulted in amendments to the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1990. Other recipients of environmental grants during the 1980s included the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Atlantic Salmon Federation, Waterwatch Canada, and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law at the University of Calgary.
Michael Perley has apparently "moved on" to leadership of the OMA-conglomerate of non-profit organizations called Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT), to promote public policy driven by the ETS (second hand smoke) "scare du jour".
Excerpted from the online University of Waterloo "Daily Bulletin" dated Thursday, November 16, 1995
Talking about acid rain
With a lecture and a reception, UW's library today celebrates the official opening of a major archive about environmental activism in Canada. The files of the Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain -- the largest environmental group in the country, shortly after its founding in 1981 -- were donated to UW last year
There will be an open house from 9:30 to 11 today in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room, on the ground floor of the Dana Porter Library. Then at 11:30 Michael Perley, who was executive director of the Coalition (and now heads the Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco), will speak in the Humanities Theatre. His talk is about international environmental advocacy; everybody is welcome.
The past often hints at the future?
from the webpage: AUTO-FREE ZONE, Issue No. 8 - July-September 1994
AUTO-FREE ZONE wrote:Michael Perley, former executive coordinator of the now disbanded Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain said
although it is true that Canada receives American pollution in the form of acid rain or acidic aerosols, much of the
summertime smog is made up of local pollutants, such as car exhaust.