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4th Floor, 1770 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC Canada V6J 3G7
Phone: (604) 688-0221
Fax: (604) 688-8539

The Fraser Institute is a "free market" oriented Canadian think tank. Climate change is one of the primary focuses of its environment-related research.

Key Quotes

July 21st, 2003

"Climate change activists are exaggerating the certainty in the linkage between human action and climate change and advocating policies that offer no environmental gain, but a lot of economic pain. These prescriptions are likely to deprive society of the economic productivity it needs to protect environmental quality."
Source:Fraser Institute Press Release, 7/21/03

March 10th, 2004

"A worst-case scenario report, long-buried in the bowels of the Pentagon, has been dusted off by global warming enthusiasts in a last-ditch effort to persuade the United States to repent and sign the costly Kyoto Treaty. ...The Schwartz-Randall climate report, indeed, is a purely speculative exercise in readiness planning for extreme climate changes of the sort seen in reconstructions of ancient temperatures. Many scientists saw the hyping of the Pentagon report as an eleventh-hour gesture by die-hard environmentalists to salvage the sinking Kyoto Treaty on climate change, which already has been rejected by the United States and Australia and is about to suffer the same fate in Russia."
Source:"Climate Alarmists Misrepresent Pentagon Report" 3/10/04

January 8th, 2007

"...there will remain an unavoidable element of uncertainty as to the extent that humans are contributing to future climate change, and indeed whether or not such change is a good or bad thing." (Independent Summary for Policymakers draft) (2007)


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Key Deeds

January 1st, 2003

Published an issue of the "Fraser Forum" devoted to "The Politics, Science, and Economics of Kyoto". The forum's various writers promoted climate change skepticism and the belief that the Kyoto Protocol would be disastrous for the Canadian economy.
Source:Fraser Institute website 4/04

February 25th, 2004

Hosted speaker Andrei Illarionov, Russian President Putin's Senior Economic Advisor. Illarionov's presentation, entitled "The Kyoto Protocol: To Ratify or Not to Ratify" "debunked" climate change science and concluded that Russia should not ratify Kyoto.
Source:Fraser Institute website 4/04

February 5th, 2007

Released an "Independent Summary for Policy Makers" outlining the skeptic response to the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report.
Source:Fraser Institute website (2007)


((Same format as "Key Deeds", but this is where you can add less important 'deeds'))


Total funding to Fraser Institute from Exxon corporations since 1998: $US 120,000

$60,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving Climate Change
Source:ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report

$60,000 Exxon CorporationClimate Change
Source:Exxon Giving Report 2004

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