Friends of Science

Friends of Science (FoS)


Friends of Science (FoS), or the Friends of Science Society, is a Canadian non-profit group based in Calgary, Alberta, “comprised mainly of active and retired earth and atmospheric scientists, engineers, and other professionals” whose main concern is what they describe as “the abuse of science displayed in the politically inspired Kyoto protocol.” [1]

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Albert Jacobs

Albert F. Jacobs


  • M.Sc.
  • P.Geol.

Source: [1]


Albert F. Jacobs is a Geologist and a retired oil-explorations manager. His is also the co-founder, spokesperson, and former director of the Friends of Science (FoS) organization. [2]

Stance on Climate Change


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Who Is Bankrolling the "Friends of Science"?

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So where is all the money coming from?

In one of the worst non-profit fundraising environments in decades, how is that the so-called “Friends of Science” (FoS) who only months ago seemed to be begging for donations to keep the doors open are suddenly rolling out a national radio campaign and flashy new website likely worth more than a quarter of a million dollars?

Informed sources tell us that the FoS nation-wide radio “blitz” would cost on the order of $60,000 per week. It also seems they recently revamped their once bare bones website to a Cadillac version at a ballpark cost of around $30,000 or more.

The source of the massive infusion of mystery money remains unknown but rest assured, Desmog Blog will not rest until we get to the bottom of this.

It is also strange that an organization that is spending so much cash on paid media advertising, seems so reluctant to discuss their point of view, or supporters with the actual reporters.

We have had numerous reports of media outlets trying unsuccessfully to have FoS fess up on their curious funding windfall, or even answer the phone.

Tad Murty

Tad Murty (Deceased)


  • Ph.D., MS, Oceanography and Meteorology, Chicago, USA (Masters in 1962 and PhD in 1967). [1], [2], [12]
  • M.Sc., India. [1], [2]
  • B.Sc. (Physics), Andhra University in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. [1], [2][12]


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Douglas Leahey

Douglas Leahey


  • Ph.D., Air Pollution, Meteorology, New York University, New  York, NY, (1971). [1]
  • MSc., Meteorology, McGill University, Montreal, PQ, (1966). [1]
  • BSc., Physics (Honours), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, (1963). [1]


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