Secret RCMP memo casts doubt on climate threat, say activists are real threat

And the government wonders why Canadians are skeptical about new terrorism laws, the influence of the energy industry, and the lack of public oversight over intelligence bodies.

In the memo, obtained by Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian, the RCMP repeatedly departs from the conclusions of an overwhelming majority of scientists – and the majority of elected leaders in the international arena – that climate change is a growing threat to global security.

Instead, the memo on the “anti-Canada petroleum movement” presents continued expansion of oil and gas production as an inevitability, and repeatedly casts doubt on the causes and consequences of climate change.