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350.org: Canadian and US Scientists and Policy Experts Call Canada's Climate Bluff; Politicians Misleadingly Tout Canada's Climate Regulations for Political Gain

Feb 22 2013 12:00AM

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 --

Press Call Monday at 1:00pm ESTNumber: 866.952.7525, Passcode: CLIMATEInternational dialers: 785.424.1830



Though Canadian politicians are touting their climate record (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/02/17/keystone-xl-protest-washington-dc.html) as a way to inoculate against attacks that Keystone XL is "game over" for climate, this political rhetoric could not be further from the truth. Climate scientists in Canada and the US are expressing concern about Canada's lack of climate progress and its attempt to look environmentally progressive as a way to secure Keystone approval.

Canadian and US climate scientists will host a press call on Monday, February 25 at 1:00pm EST to address Canadian politicians' misleading rhetoric and express their concerns that Canada's much-touted oil and gas regulations will fail to do anything meaningful on climate change given the federally-allowed expansion of tar sands development and the long history of broken promises on climate action.

WHO: Dr. John Abraham, University of St. Thomas School of Engineering Dr. John Stone, adjunct Professor at Carleton University Dr. Daniel Harvey, Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mark Jaccard, professor of environmental economics at Simon Fraser University Tzeporah Berman, BA, MES, Author and Canadian environmentalist Bill McKibben, 350.org (http://350.org/) FounderWHAT: Scientist press call about Canada's failing climate policyWHEN: Monday, February 25 at 1:00pm ESTHOW: Number: 866.952.7525, Passcode: CLIMATE International dialers: 785.424.1830





Contacts:
Daniel Kessler
dk@350.org
510.501.1779





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