“It was seen as a risk for our reputation,” Professor Frank Messner, Helmholtz UFZ’s head of staff said stiffly over the phone from his offices in Leipzig.How sad that our reputation has been so debased by the Harperites as to render any association with Canada toxic to one's reputation, Merely ridding ourselves of Harper and his toxic minions will not be enough to undo the damage to Canada's reputation, that will likely take a generation or more to accomplish.
“As an environmental research centre we have an independent role as an honest broker and doing research in this constellation could have had reputational problems for us, especially after Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol,” he said.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
“It was seen as a risk for our reputation,”
That was the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres explaining why it pulled out of the Helmholtz Alberta Initiative a project to develop solutions to reduce the environmental impact of the tarsands