The Climate Discussion Nexus began with some start-up seed money and depends for its ongoing operation on crowd-sourced donations. We are a small organization, despite what some people have assumed from the quality of our videos. The start-up money is behind an organizational firewall and we have no idea what those donors or our crowd-sourced supporters do for a living unless they write and tell us. The ones who have identified themselves are individuals (not corporations) representing a broad cross-section of the economy, including health care, tech, finance, law and resources. In any case, our backers big or small have no editorial input whether or not they choose to identify themselves.
Questions about funding often imply, or state outright, that we take money from the fossil fuel industry and that doing so somehow compromises our integrity. Because we do not believe fossil fuels are having a disastrous effect on climate we would feel no unease at all in receiving donations from people in the energy sector. On the contrary, we regard Canada’s energy industry as a world leader in everything from technology to environmental and labour standards and a vital contributor to our way of life, and believe those in it ought to be more vigorous in defence of what they do. Including clicking on the “Donate” button below.