Payette takes on climate change deniers and horoscopes at science conference - Politics - CBC News

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By Mia Rabson, CBC News Ottawa, November 2, 2017

One month into her new job as Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette is taking on fake news and bogus science.

Payette was the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Canadian Science Policy Convention in Ottawa Wednesday night where she urged her friends and former colleagues to take responsibility to shut down the misinformation about everything from health and medicine to climate change and even horoscopes that has flourished with the explosion of digital media.

"Can you believe that still today in learned society, in houses of government, unfortunately, we're still debating and still questioning whether humans have a role in the Earth warming up or whether even the Earth is warming up, period," she asked, her voice incredulous.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/gg-payette-climate-change-1.4383562