Terence Corcoran: Methods and treats from Peter Foster

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Terence Corcoran: Tricks and treats from Peter Foster

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Book cover for Peter Foster's new book, How Dare You! Published by the Global Warming Policy Forum and available on Amazon.Book cover for Peter Foster's new book, How Dare You! Published by the Global Warming Policy Forum and available on Amazon. PHOTO BY HANDOUT

In 2007, Foster wrote about his daughter and her Grade 6, which featured Al Gore's PG apocalyptic film An Inconvenient Truth. Another column examines the use of children by the Morgan Stanley Investment Foundation to hold a political session at a G8 meeting in Germany. "The political manipulation of children is ancient and shameful," wrote Foster in 2007. "It has become particularly egregious in the modern age of environmental hysteria."

Foster has more fun with Pope Francis, Mark Carney and David Suzuki than with Thunberg. A chapter subsection entitled "Pope Francis: Papal Bull" contains targeted commentary on various papal declarations and concludes with the idea that the Pope sounds like "the theological wing of the Occupy movement." A 2014 column asked: "Is God green?" and in 2015 Foster proclaimed the Vatican's climate encyclical the "Pope's Eco-Communist Manifesto".

Other icons of climate alarmism, sustainable development theory, and corporate goodwill have their own chapters and sections. There is "The Nature of David Suzuki," a 15-page series of six columns on green activists, including one from October 31, 2007. "In Canada, David Suzuki is the great wizard of eco-horror that has come out last Time occupied himself with Halloween references. "

Five columns (from 2007 to 2016) are grouped under the heading “Naomi Klein: No Logo, No Logic”, including a review of the small-powered jump manifesto from 2015, which is relevant to this day. Calling it the great leap backwards, Foster reports that it is "busy realizing the fantasy of a complete switch to alternative energy within a few decades and calling for an end to fossil fuel activity".

Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau are still trying to make that big leap back, proof that Foster's columns are as relevant today as they were when he wrote them for this page for the past two decades.

As a bonus, How Dare You !, published by the London-based Global Warming Policy Forum, expands Foster's joke with a collection of original and equally poignant illustrations by Josh, the British cartoonist who cleverly captures the spirit of the columns – including the Prime Minister's caricature Justin Trudeau.

Illustration by British cartoonist Josh from Peter Foster's new book How Dare You! Illustration by British cartoonist Josh from Peter Foster's new book How Dare You! Illustration by British cartoonist Josh from Peter Foster's new book How Dare You! PHOTO BY JOSH

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HT / Paul H.

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