Lawrence Solomon is a Canadian writer on the environment and the executive director of Energy Probe , a Canadian Non-Governmental environmental policy organization. His writing HAS Appeared in a number of newspapers, Including The National Post Where he: has a column, and he is the author of Several books on energy resources, urban sprawl , and global warming , Among Them The Store Solution (1978), Energy Shock (1980), Toronto Sprawls: A History (2007), and The Deniers(2008). [3]

Solomon opposes nuclear power based on its economic cost, is a global warming skeptic , and has been critical of [4]

Career and environmental activities

Solomon writes That He Was an adviser to President Jimmy Carter ‘s task force on the environment in the late 1970s, qui released The Global 2000 Report to the President in 1980. [5] He: has a regular column in the National Post , and HAS Written for The Globe and Mail , National Review Online , CBS News, and The Wall Street Journal . He was the editor and publisher of the defunct Next City magazine. [5] [6] He has also written for American Forests , an environmental conservation organization. [7]

Serving as a director of the Urban Renaissance Institute , a division of Energy Probe , Solomon has advocated environmental protection, conservation, and safeguards throughout the world, especially in non-tributary nations. [8] He supports Reforms in foreign aid, putting a stop to nuclear power expansion, and supports the privatization of transportation projects and the expansion of toll roads . [5] “I note that Lawrence Solomon continues to advocate road tolls, and the privatization of TTC (like London) for Toronto’s transportation system.” Bruce Campion-Smith [9] In his columns and his book Toronto Sprawls: A History , He blames government policy for exacerbating and encouraging sprawl. [10] He has a critic of subsidies to rural Canada, [11] and has criticized Ontario Hydro ‘s actions and projects in Canada’ s environment. [12] He writes that he was very active during the 1970s and 1980s with Energy Probe in opposing attempts to expand the use of nuclear power in Canada. [13] [12] He writes that he was very active during the 1970s and 1980s with Energy Probe in opposing attempts to expand the use of nuclear power in Canada. [13] [12] He writes that he was very active during the 1970s and 1980s with Energy Probe in opposing attempts to expand the use of nuclear power in Canada. [13]

Global warming

In a series of articles and a companion book published in 2008, the Deniers , Solomon writes about scientists’ views and views on a global controversial view of global warming in opposition to the consensus of the National Academies of Science , the WMO and the IPCC . [14] Reviews of the book-have Appeared in the Washington Times , Vancouver Sun , Alternatives Journal , and other publications. [15] [16] [17] [18] A number of reviewers point out that most of the scientists profiled in the book do not actually deny climate change. These reviewers characterize the book as containing the selective quotes of scientist’s disagreements on climate change. In fact, despite the title, they report that Solomon acknowledges in the book that “I … noticed something striking about my growing cast of deniers. None of them were deniers. ” [19] [20]

Solomon ‘s blog has been posted in US News & World ‘ s website about carbon emissions reduction legislation. [21]

Clash of civilizations

On December 29, 2010, Solomon predicted a “clash of civilizations between Islam and the west,” over the secession of southern Sudan . He predicted that northern Sudan would reject the secession, which would then pit “a club of non-Islamic nations” (including what he calls “Christian Kenya”, “Christian Ethiopia” and Israel) against Islamic ones (including Iran). [22]

Green Beanery

In 2004, Solomon founded Green Beanery, a non-profit online merchant specializing in organic coffee beans produced by small, independent farmers. [23] The company is located in downtown Toronto and includes a wide variety of coffee. [24] The profits from Green Beanery go to Probe International. [24]

Published works

Solomon’s books include:

  • The Conserver Solution (Doubleday, 1978 ISBN 978-0-385-14533-6 )
  • Energy shock: After the oil runs out (Doubleday, 1980 ISBN 978-0-385-17161-8 )
  • Breaking up Ontario Hydro’s Monopoly (Energy Probe, 1982)
  • Power at What Cost (Doubleday, 1984 ISBN 978-0-919849-03-7 )
  • In the Name of Progress (with Patricia Adams) (Earthscan, 1992 ISBN 978-1-85383-121-8 )
  • Toronto Sprawls: A History ( University of Toronto Press, 2007 ISBN 978-0-7727-8618-0 )
  • The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud (Richard Vigilante Books, 2008 ISBN 978-0-9800763-1-8 )


  1. Jump up^ Lawrence Solomon, Energy Probe, accessed May 31, 2010.
  2. Jump up^ The Deniers, dedication
  3. Jump up^ Your Voice (4 November 2009). “Climate change: Munk Debates” . CBC News . Archived from the original on 14 September 2013 . Retrieved 18 May 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ For his views on nuclear power, see Solomon, Lawrence. “The Two Blows That Killed the Industry Archived2009-09-06 at theWayback Machine.,The National Post, August 1, 2001.
    • For his approach to global warming, see Humen, Brit, and Hill, Martin. “Is the Earmark System Really Being Reformed by Democrats?” , Fox News, June 4, 2007.
    • Also see “Lawrence Solomon biography” , The National Post, and List of Solomon articles , The National Post , accessed August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Jump up to:c “Lawrence Solomon biography” , The National Post , accessed August 2, 2010. For the Global 2000 report, see Council on Environmental Quality and Department of State. “The Global 2000 Report to the President” , Pergamon, 1980; This link courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations, accessed August 2, 2010.
  6. Jump up^ “The Next City magazine, published and edited by Solomon, was started in 1995.” Thomas WalkomHydro thorn Energy Probe rooted on the right; Pro-privatization empire not part of environmentalism August 23, 1997 page E.1 Toronto Star
  7. Jump up^ Solomon, Lawrence. “Save the forests – sell the trees.” American Forests Jan.-Feb. 1990: 48+.
  8. Jump up^ Spence, Bruce, “Correlation does not equal causation.” America’s Intelligence Wire 11 Aug. 2003.
  9. Jump up^ Toll roads safer, better maintained, expert saysNovember 21, 1996 Toronto Star page A.20
  10. Jump up^ Walks, R. Alan. “Toronto Sprawls: A History.” Ontario History100.1 (2008): 110+; Berridge, Joe. “Suburbia forever: nothing, it seems, can stop cities from growing ever outwards.” Literary Review of Canada 15.7 (2007): 24+
  11. Jump up^ You keep Yonge St.: Two writers from Alberta take on Lawrence Solomon’s view that rural Canada is an unviable drag on cities. What about all the urban subsidies? May 15, 2004America’s Intelligence Wire(From Financial Post)
  12. Jump up^ Solomon, Lawrence. “Ontario Hydro, 1906-2002.” Toronto Life . 36. 8 (May 2002): 146.
  13. Jump up^ Solomon, Lawrence,The Deniers, Richard Vigilante Books, 2007, pp. 2-3.
  14. Jump up^ “Book Discussion on The Deniers ” . C-SPAN. 2008-04-18 . Retrieved 2015-04-22 .
  15. Jump up^ McBean, Gordon. “The danger of misinformation: the Deniers is so full of misinformation that it is impossible to list it all.” Alternatives Journal 34.4 (2008): 37.
  16. Jump up^ Shawn Macomber (2008-05-06). “The climate change deniers” . The Washington Times . Retrieved 2008-07-15 .
  17. Jump up^ Mark Milke (2008-05-09). ‘ ‘ The Deniers’ details flaws in the theories on global warming . The Vancouver Sun . Archived from the original on 2008-06-12 . Retrieved 2008-07-15 .
  18. Jump up^ Ben-Peter Terpstra (January 11, 2009). “Book Review: The Deniers” . Canada Free Press . Retrieved 2009-09-09 .
  19. Jump up^ Richard Littlemore (May 15, 2008), Climate change denied at least admits he’s playing a game , Vancouver Sun , retrieved May 18, 2014
  20. Jump up^ George Marshall (September 16, 2008), COOKING THE BOOKS: How to write a contrarian polemic on climate change , retrieved May 18, 2014
  21. Jump up^ Barone, Michael (November 10, 2008), Barack Obama’s Carbon Emissions Plan Might Be Flawed , US News & World ReportOnline
  22. Jump up^ Lawrence Solomon (2010-12-29). “Lawrence Solomon: To Islam’s dismay, a new oil nation is born . ” Financial Post .
  23. Jump up^ The Bay Street for baristas Archived2012-08-26 at theWayback Machine.
  24. ^ Jump up to:b “Roast-your-own coffee business goes green” (Press release). Green Beanery. 2004-09-15 . Retrieved 2008-07-10 .

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