Conservative leader Lisa Raitt was accused of sharing inaccurate information about climate change, arguing global warming does not cause extreme weather.

The tweet has since been deleted, but a screenshot still is available.

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Raitt’s tweet was immediately criticized online, with many social media users pointing out the article was written by a man from Fraser Institute.

The Fraser Institute is a far-right libertarian think tank funded by the American dark money from individuals like the Koch brothers.

A climate scientist took to Twitter to explain why Raitt’s tweet was inaccurate:

Lisa eventually deleted the tweet, without explaining why she posted it in the first place. She issued a follow-up tweet that did not deny her previous statement.


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