Michelle Stirling, a representative from Friends of Science, appeared on The Gunn Show with Sheila Gunn Reid to discuss several topics including the pause on renewable energy projects, the Hawaiian wildfires, and the toxic gas emitted from battery farm fires. Stirling’s aim was to address misconceptions and provide accurate information regarding these issues.
Premier Danielle Smith’s decision to institute a seven-month moratorium on renewable energy projects in Alberta has sparked intense rhetoric from the left and mainstream media, with claims of a “boiling earth” being made. However, Stirling argues that this rhetoric is not grounded in reality. The projects have been put on hold to allow for the thorough evaluation of their impact on the energy grid, property rights, and end-of-life issues, similar to the scrutiny that oil and gas projects have faced for years. Stirling counters the misinformation surrounding the moratorium, urging the public to consider the facts before forming opinions.
Shifting gears, Stirling addresses the Hawaiian wildfires that have been attributed to climate change. She challenges the notion that these wildfires are solely a product of climate change, arguing that there are other factors at play such as environmental management practices and human activity. Stirling emphasizes the need to examine all variables before assigning blame solely to climate change.
Another topic discussed during the show is the toxic gas emitted from battery farm fires. Stirling highlights the potential dangers associated with these fires, stressing the importance of proper safety protocols to minimize the release of hazardous gases. She calls for greater attention to be paid to the risks of battery farm fires and the development of safer alternatives to mitigate these dangers.
In addition to addressing these specific issues, Stirling mentions an upcoming event hosted by Friends of Science. The event, scheduled for October 17 in Calgary, will feature presentations by Robert Lyman and Dr. Ian Clark on climate science. Stirling encourages viewers to attend the event for a deeper understanding of the complex issues surrounding climate change.
Throughout the interview, Stirling emphasizes the need for accurate information and critical thinking when discussing topics related to renewable energy, wildfires, and battery farm fires. By dispelling misinformation and urging a comprehensive examination of these issues, she aims to provide a more nuanced and informed perspective.