Who will be silenced next?

In the latest installment of the Conservative government's gag order, an Environment Canada scientist has been 'cautioned' not to launch his global warming-themed novel -- not right now, anyways.

Dr. Mark Tushingham had been scheduled to appear at the National Press Club today, to give a speech discussing his novel and the science he based it on. But he was called and directed not to go to the meeting.

According to a spokesperson for Environment Minister Rona Ambrose, Tushingham was ordered to cancel his speech because he didn't follow the proper process of getting permission to speak publicly.

This comes on the same day that Natural Resources Minister Gary Lunn issued a news release saying that 15 research programs related to the Kyoto protocol were being eliminated.

Tushingham's publisher says: "I guess we're being stifled. This is incredible, I've never heard of such a thing."

Public servants beware: you too must refrain from doing anything publicly that might be seen as conflicting with Stephen Harper's government's beliefs ...even if it's in a science fiction novel.

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  1. Have you heard of that new global warming movie..."An Inconvinient Truth" where they follow Al Gore...it's very interesting, I wonder if it'll be any good.

    --RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

  2. I just finished reading Michael Crichton's Fictional State of Fear novel in which he actually argues that all of this global warming hysteria is bunk.

    It is a fictional novel but some of the arguements could be argued.