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BC's respected science learning centre at risk of being co-opted by industry
VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee, Council of Canadians, allied environmental groups and concerned citizens have signed on to an open letter demanding that the BC government end its partnership with Science World involving ongoing promotional workshops about liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Despite clear evidence of the expected climate impacts associated with BC's planned LNG export industry, the provincial government continues to claim a leadership role on climate. Should just five of the dozen or so proposed LNG terminals be constructed, it would double the annual carbon footprint of the entire province of BC.
"We cannot ignore the conclusions of climate scientists anymore – climate change has arrived and must be confronted," said Eoin Madden, the Wilderness Committee's Climate Campaigner.
"Burning fossil fuels is what got us into this mess, and creating a massive new fossil fuel industry and promoting it as 'clean' misleads young people."
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