In St. John's Newfoundland, when you call the number listed in the phone book for the Mayors' Office, Mayor Andy Wells answers the phone. It's not his assistant or an automated operator, it's the Mayor himself. Never a stranger to controversy he has now made a statement, which I consider to be one his least controversial, which is apparently causing some controversy:
Andy Wells, the outspoken Mayor of St. John's, pictured, has outraged Canadian environmentalists and physicians with his comments that David Suzuki and Al Gore are "junk scientists," and that herbicides in small amounts are safe. From St. John's to Ottawa, Calgary and Burnaby, B.C., communities across the country continue to debate cosmetic pesticide and herbicide use and whether it should be allowed. But while passions often come to the fore in the arguments over whether the chemical treatments for lawn care are safe, it's unlikely that many have stated the case as bluntly as does Mr. Wells. "I think there's a lot of junk science out there that's masquerading as true science,'' the Mayor said yesterday.Yeah, it is junk science based on nothiing. There is not a serious study to show any harmful effects but the fear mongerers continue to spread fear and line their pockets with suckers' money.
(also at Little Tobacco)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Posted by Little Tobacco on Wednesday, July 25, 2007