In a hysterical piece in the National Post today (see next post), business page Editor Terrance Corcoran rails at the Globe and Mail for “distortions, errors, untruths and omissions.”
His outburst attracted this riposte from University of Victoria Professor Andrew Weaver:
Dear Mr. Corcoran,
I read the article today that you wrote in the National Post. I thought I would correct a number of factual errors in your piece.
1) I am neither a government of Canada employee nor have I ever been (except back in 1983 when I had a student summer job with DND). I am not a civil servant and do not work for a division of Environment Canada. (a quick google search would have revealed that I am a Professor in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria).
2) I do not lobby for more climate funding. If you ask anyone who has actually interviewed me, they will say that what I say is “We don't need more research money to deal with the issue as to what needs to be done.