November 12, 2015
By Suzanne Maher
Prior to the COP21 United Nations Conference on Climate Change in December, 2015, London, Ontario City Councillor Michael van Holst, challenged the IPCC narrative at a council meeting this week. Thank you to Ron Stpephens who tabled this subject in a talk he gave in May of 2014 in which he invited all Councillors. Michael van Holst was the only Councillor who attended his talk.
The threat of climate change is “ridiculously exaggerated” and London shouldn’t participate in a United Nations-linked panel addressing the issue.
That’s the opinion of one city councillor who unexpectedly spoke out Tuesday against London signing on as part of a global group of municipal leaders, the so-called Compact of Mayors.
“I’m very disturbed that the threat of climate change has been ridiculously exaggerated,” Coun. Michael van Holst, in his first term representing east-end Ward 1, said during Tuesday’s debate.
“When we hear these exaggerated concerns, we should just ignore it.”
He suggested the UN has “manipulated a public concern in order to gain power and money.”
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