Is Canada’s biggest billboard advertiser censoring green messages?

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IMG_1781Is Canada’s biggest billboard advertiser censoring green messages?

So you can say sunshine causes climate change but you can’t promote solar energy?

If you’re in Calgary, you may have noticed a new giant advertistment on a Pattison Outdoor Advertisement billboard carrying the ludicrous claim that climate change isn’t caused by humans or CO2 . Rather, “the sun is the main driver of climate change.”

Yes. The sun causes climate change. THE SUN.

This message comes to us by way of “Friends of Science,” an astroturf group that promotes climate change denial and is linked to Big Oil funders, notably Talisman Energy, who previously gave the group $175,000 in start-up money.

But that’s not the half of it.

Turns out Pattison refused a few years back a request from Greenpeace Canada to put up their own billboard carrying a fairly innocuous, tongue-in-cheek message promoting solar energy. It read: “when there’s…

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