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  • Just Who is Waging the ‘War on Science’?

    07/26/2014 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Left-leaning environmentalists, media and academics have long railed against the alleged conservative “war on science.” They augment this vitriol with substantial money, books, documentaries and conference sessions devoted to “protecting” global warming alarmists from supposed “harassment” by climate chaos skeptics, whom they accuse of wanting to conduct “fishing expeditions” of alarmist emails and “rifle” their file cabinets in search of juicy material (which might expose collusion or manipulated science). A primary target of this “unjustified harassment” has been Penn State University professor Dr. Michael Mann, creator of the infamous “hockey stick” temperature graph that purported to show a sudden spike...
  • Holding Greenpeace Accountable

    07/05/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Fossil fuel and insurance company executives “could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change,” Greenpeace recently warned several corporations. In a letter co-signed by WWF International and the Center for International Environmental Law, the Rainbow Warriors ($155 million in 2013 global income) suggested that legal action might be possible. Meanwhile, the WWF ($927 million in 2013 global income) filed a formal complaint against Peabody Energy for “misleading readers” in advertisements that say coal-based electricity can improve lives in developing countries. The ads are not “decent, honest and veracious,” as required by Belgian law,...
  • Financial Scandal: Organizational Change Has Led to Chaos in Greenpeace

    06/26/2014 8:58:53 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 8 replies
    Spiegel ^ | June 23, 2014 | Michaela Schiessl
    Last week, news emerged that a Greenpeace employee had lost millions in donor money through ill-conceived currency deals. Now the environmentalists are in danger of losing their biggest asset: their credibility. On the day the scandal hit newspaper headlines, Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo didn't panic. A South African with Indian roots who grew up in a township under the Apartheid regime, a couple million missing euros was far from the worst Naidoo had seen. Instead of tearing out his hair, Naidoo twittered cheerfully about a lecture he was giving on the dispersal of power. He wished other climate...
  • CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens are Raging Extremists, says Greenpeace Co-Founder

    06/22/2014 8:27:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | James Delingpole
    "Climate change" is a theory for which there is "no scientific proof at all" says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a "combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one." Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method.
  • Greenpeace executive flies 250 miles to work

    06/23/2014 2:05:37 PM PDT · by drpix · 20 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6/23/14 | Emily Gosden
    One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged. Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began "commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam" when he took the job in 2012... The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb "the growth in aviation", which it says "is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.
  • Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

    06/23/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    “Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method. “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the...
  • Russia in secret plot against fracking, Nato chief says

    06/19/2014 1:36:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | June 19, 2014 | James Edgar
    Russia is secretly working with environmental groups campaigning against fracking in an attempt to maintain Europe's dependence on energy imports from Moscow, the secretary-general of Nato has said. Speaking at the Chatham House foreign affairs think-tank in London, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia was mounting a sophisticated disinformation campaign aimed at undermining attempts to exploit alternative energy sources such as shale gas. He said: "I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations - environmental organisations working against shale gas - to maintain European dependence...
  • Greenpeace Loses Group €3.8 Million in Failed Currency Gamble

    06/16/2014 4:37:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16 2014 | Nick Hallett
    A Greenpeace employee has been sacked after losing the environmental organisation a whopping €3.8 million (Ł3m, $5.1m) in a failed international currency gamble. Greenpeace raises money through philanthropic donations, and the loss of hundreds if not thousands of people's contributions to the group will come as some shock to many anti-capitalist, green activists who donate to Greenpeace. The organisation's communications director, Mark Townsley, told AFP: "Nothing suggests at this point that he acted for personal gain, it seems to be a terrible miscalculation," adding that the employee went "above his authority" in agreeing the deal with a broker. "The contract...
  • Golden rice refusal kills millions

    06/10/2014 6:11:40 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    Western Farm Press ^ | May 6, 2014 | Don Curlee
    A University of California report has exposed the injustice that prohibits a genetically engineered additive to rice. Without it the death of millions of children has occurred, notably in Africa and India. The researcher opinion lays the blame for the international prohibition of producing golden rice through genetic engineering to powerful forces that hide behind environmentalism. California, of course, is one of the world’s major rice producers, ready to supply the vitamin enriched product, especially for export.
  • Going Nuclear

    04/16/2006 2:23:48 PM PDT · by SK85 · 26 replies · 696+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 16, 2006 | Patrick Moore
    In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots. That's the conviction that inspired Greenpeace's first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change.
  • Sierra Club Targets Republicans (Good Lord Noooooo)

    06/25/2002 8:29:35 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 17 replies · 318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tue Jun 25, 8:39 AM ET | WILL LESTER
    Sierra Club Targets Republicans Tue Jun 25, 8:39 AM ETBy WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The Sierra Club ( news - web sites) is targeting several Republicans in competitive Senate races for their votes on a series of environmental issues and supporting several Democrats for their environmental voting record. The Sierra Club outlined plans Monday to spend several million dollars — the amount was not disclosed — this year on political ads and voter education. The first phase of the environmental group's campaign will target television ads at Republican Senate challengers John Thune in South Dakota, Saxby...
  • Global warming blamed for unusual cold spell

    As Hong Kong shivers through its second-longest cold spell since 1885, scientists point to global warming to explain the abnormal cold weather phenomenon worldwide. "We are seeing extremely unusual weather across the world," said polar researcher Rebecca Lee Lok-sze.
  • Agribusiness goes organic

    10/13/2002 8:43:56 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 6 replies · 272+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/13/02 | Kim Severson
    <p>When Warren Weber and a band of other shaggy Northern California farmers started growing organic lettuce in the 1970s, they never thought it would come to this: organic Cheetos.</p> <p>Frito-Lay, maker of the popular neon-orange snack food, is plowing into the organic market. So are dozens of other mega-producers -- the very companies that organic farmers once derided as part of a chemical-dependent, agri- industrial complex choking the American food supply and deadening its farmland.</p>
  • NOT Evil Just Wrong Film ~ The Al Gore Global Warming Scam ~ Less Than 5 Hours To Start Of Film

    10/18/2009 12:20:43 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 31 replies · 2,051+ views
    Not Evil Just Wrong ^ | 10/18/09 | Phelim McAleer (Director Of Film)
    Al Gore & The Death of Journalism ~ The Society of Environmental Journalists spent much of its conference in Madison, Wis., questioning why mainstream journalism is dying... Then they answered their own question when they decided it was their role to protect Al Gore from An Inconvenient Question... Phelim McAleer, the director of Not Evil Just Wrong, asked Al Gore about the British Court Case that found his documentary An Inconvenient Truth had nine significant errors. McAleer said that given his documentary is being shown in schools, does he accept the errors and has he done anything to correct them?...
  • It's Dennis Miller Time! 7-30-07 10am-1pm EST

    07/30/2007 6:56:25 AM PDT · by jackv · 26 replies · 588+ views
    The Dennis Miller Show ^ | 7-30-07 | jackv
    1-866-509-RANT Today’s Guests: TBA
  • The Agitator Hour - Henry Lamb on ecology and property rights

    12/05/2001 4:41:48 PM PST · by agitator · 19 replies · 148+ views
    The Agitator ^ | The Agitator
    This week's guest on The Agitator Hour, heard Wednesdays at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific will be&nbsp;Henry Lamb. Henry Lamb is the founding Executive Vice President of the Environmental Conservation Organization, founded in 1988, and publisher of eco•logic. He also serves on various boards and committees of other organizations that promote environmental stewardship, private property rights, and Constitutional values, one of which is Sovereignty International. Mr. Lamb has testified before Congress and he has written columns that have appeared in Worldnetdaily. If you are interested property rights and how the environmental movement is used to circumvent those rights, you should hear this ...
  • Wind farm scam a huge cover-up [Australia]

    ONE of the great popular misconceptions about climate-change sceptics such as Ian Plimer, Bob Carter, Cardinal George Pell and me is that we're all Big-Oil-funded, Gaia-ravaging, nature-hating emissaries of Satan. We can't look at a lovely pristine beach, apparently, without praying for a nice, juicy oil slick to turn up and wipe out all the pelicans and turtles and sea otters. But this isn't actually true. I love our beautiful planet at least as much as your $180,000-a-year (for a three-day week) climate commissioner Tim Flannery does. One of my great heroes is Patrick Moore, the Canadian co-founder of Greenpeace...
  • Nature ISN'T fragile nor a bossy mother-in-law - top eco boffin

    04/05/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th April 2012 12:42 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Get rid of hippies, save the planetThe Green movement needs to rethink its philosophy from the ground-up. That's according to Peter Kareiva, a leading conservation expert and chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, the world's biggest environmental group.It must abandon the idea that nature is "feminine" and in particular that it's "fragile", he said, because not only is this artificial, it's wrong, and so many bad ideas follow.When people believe that a fragile "Mother Nature" is harmed by anything humans do, it's actually the humans who suffer, Kareiva argues in the co-written essay Conservation in the Anthropocene. It's little wonder...
  • How Al Gore's amen corner Newsweek censored his critics

    11/17/2009 1:17:27 PM PST · by Schnucki · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 17, 2009 | James Delingpole
    Today I’m off on the Eurostar to Brussels (”a carbon neutral journey” it boasts on my ticket – which rather makes me wish I were flying instead) to speak at the European Parliament on Climate Change. No, don’t worry. The Goreistas haven’t got to me. It’s a sceptics’ conference – Have Humans Changed Climate? – being staged tomorrow by Tory MEP Roger Helmer. Many of my science and eco-heroes will be there, including Patrick Moore (the co-founder of Greenpeace who subsequently bailed when the charity turned far too red), Prof Fred Singer (who’ll be talking on Can We Trust The...
  • The Untold Story Of Former Leftist Brandon Darby And The Foiling Of Left-Wing Terrorists

    04/20/2010 2:08:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies · 689+ views
    Biggovernment ^ | April 16, 2010 | Matthew Vadum
    From the April 2010 issue of Townhall magazine: Brandon Darby learned something from Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela. Once a hard-core radical who sided with progressive revolutionaries, Darby prevented a left-wing terrorist attack on the 2008 GOP convention. Now, this America-loving patriot is the target of the domestic extremists he once called “friends.” Did you know that a courageous former radical helped to avert a planned left-wing terrorist attack at the 2008 Republican National Convention that might have killed who knows how many Americans? Neither did I until recently. That’s because if you disrupt a terrorist attack on Americans by Islamic fundamentalists...
  • Ady Gil sinks after whaling skirmish

    01/07/2010 6:52:08 PM PST · by myknowledge · 458 replies · 10,212+ views
    The Sea Shepherd's anti-whaling speedboat Ady Gill has sunk after it was sliced in two by a Japanese whaling vessel during a clash in the Southern Ocean on Wednesday. Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson told ABC News Breakfast the Ady Gill went down shortly before 3:30am AEDT while it was being towed to a French research base by the group's Bob Barker boat. "I think they were towing for about six or seven hours," he said. "Even the act of towing was taking more water on. The Japanese vessel had cut the vessel completely in half and made it unseaworthy."...
  • Eco-Imperialism

    01/23/2004 4:21:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 141+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 1/23/04 | Roger Bate
    Despite the best efforts of historian, Niall Ferguson, to demonstrate the better side of the British Empire (see Empire, Basic Books, 2002) the overwhelming view of the American people to colonialism and imperialism is largely negative. So any charge made against a group, individual or government that involves these words is bound to be resisted strongly by the recipient. At recent events in Washington and New York a broad charge of eco-imperialism has been laid at the feet of the environmental movement. Government officials, aid agency bureaucrats, as well as sandal-wearing greens, are blamed for mass disease and death in...
  • Demonizing Doe Run

    05/09/2005 8:08:55 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 26 replies · 660+ views
    CFP ^ | May 9, 2005 | Alan Caruba
    You’ve probably never heard of The Doe Run Company of St. Louis or its subsidiary’s copper and lead smelting operation in the small mountain village of La Oroya, Peru, about 112 miles from Lima, but not long ago, the village had a distinguished visitor, Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies. The day he arrived, La Oroya’s mayor was leading thousands of marchers. Were they protesting Doe Run Peru? No. They were demonstrating against anti-mining activists, like Oxfam and groups tied to Christian Aid, the Sierra Club, EarthJustice and Friends of the Earth...
  • Commentary: Environmentalists are hurting the US economy

    05/15/2013 5:29:57 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Economides and Marita Noon
    ast month, Earth Day came and went. Perhaps you missed hearing about it. For 2013, the theme was “The Face of Climate Change.” Other than a change in the Post Office cancellation mark on your letters from the usual wavy lines, to the four stick-like wind turbines and a sun symbol, there was little note of what was once an event celebrated by 20 million Americans. Tim Wagner, Utah representative for the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America Campaign, groused: “Media coverage of global warming has virtually disappeared.” According to EarthDayCentral.com, one of the goals of Earth Day is to help...
  • HITLER WAS A SOCIALIST

    05/27/2004 6:32:13 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 90 replies · 19,399+ views
    John J. Ray ^ | unknown | John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.)
    Previously unpublished article HITLER WAS A SOCIALIST John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.) The Demand for Explanation Now that more than 50 years have passed since the military defeat of Nazi Germany, one might have thought that the name of its leader would be all but forgotten. This is far from the case, however. Even in the popular press, references to Hitler are incessant and the trickle of TV documentaries on the Germany of his era would seem to be unceasing. Hitler even featured on the cover of a 1995 Time magazine. This finds its counterpart in the academic literature too....
  • "Evidence-Based Scientific Research"?

    05/20/2004 7:28:10 PM PDT · by farmfriend · 3 replies · 141+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 05/20/2004 | Andrew Bolton
    "Evidence-Based Scientific Research"? By Andrew Bolton One of the lovely things about being a Green preacher is that the media usually lets you get away with being a sanctimonious hypocrite. The Australian media recently reported the righteous anger of one David Risstrom -- a candidate for the Green party in Australia's national elections expected later this year -- who recently criticized Australia's premier national scientific research organization, CSIRO, for hiring a former spokesman for Big Tobacco. Risstrom thundered that someone capable of telling such untruths for tobacco companies is "wholly unsuited to represent CSIRO and the high standards of evidence-based...
  • Reviews of Book "Ecco-Imperialism", a good read

    09/11/2004 7:47:31 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 7 replies · 381+ views
    “The environmental movement I helped found has lost its objectivity, morality and humanity. The pain and suffering it is inflicting on families in developing countries must no longer be tolerated. This is the first book I’ve seen that tells the truth and lays it on the line. It’s a must-read for anyone who cares about people, progress and our planet.” – Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder “Paul Driessen has given us an amazing tour de force. He explores one of today’s most perplexing problems: the environmentally sensitive rich demanding that the Third World’s poor forego feeding themselves, solving their health and...
  • Obama Vows to Bypass Congress on Climate Change

    02/18/2013 3:54:54 AM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 February 2013 | William F. Jasper
    In his State Of The Union address on February 12, President Obama made it clear that action by the federal government on global-warming legislation will be a major priority in his second term. He declared that “for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change.” The president went on to regurgitate the standard boilerplate claims of the global warming alarmists. He averred: Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts,...
  • Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn’t Enough (Double Facepalm!)

    05/14/2013 5:15:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | 5-13-2013 | Lawrence Krauss
    According to data being gathered at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has been monitoring atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1958, the CO2 concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere officially exceeded the 400 parts per million mark last week, a value not attained on Earth since humans were first human. This ominous milestone comes at a time when the evidence that human activity is resulting in unprecedented climate change is now overwhelming. More important, perhaps, even if all greenhouse gas production ceased immediately, this elevated carbon dioxide level would persist in the atmosphere for thousands of years. (snip) So in addition...
  • Earth Day and the False Prophecies of Ecological Apocalypse

    04/23/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | April 21, 2012 | John Barnes
    Earth Day is a good time to look back and reflect upon the more dire predictions regarding the environment and life on earth. Here are some from 1970, Earth Day’s inaugural year.“…civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.” -Biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970. By 1995, “…somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” -Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Look magazine, April 1970. Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor “…the planet will cool, the...
  • NYC teach-in to expose "eco-imperialism"

    01/16/2004 10:56:22 AM PST · by Bidinotto · 11 replies · 677+ views
    News Release: Contact -- Cyril Boynes, Jr.
    CORE to hold teach-in, demand end to “Eco-Imperialism”; Greenpeace co-founder to denounce his former colleaguesThe Congress of Racial Equality, one of America’s premier civil rights organizations, will convene a teach-in on Tuesday, January 20, at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, to condemn the global green movement’s oppression of poor people in the Third World. “The environmental movement I helped found has lost its objectivity, morality and humanity,” says Greenpeace co-founder and conference panelist Dr. Patrick Moore. “The pain and suffering it inflicts on families in developing countries can no longer be tolerated.” Moore will be one of eight...
  • The Best Global Warming Videos On The Internet - Part V: Humor (Vanity)

    02/11/2008 9:20:33 AM PST · by Entrepreneur · 35 replies · 2,882+ views
    2/11/2008 | Entrepreneur
    The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet Some people have asked me for copies of, or links to videos that provide an alternative view to Gore’s “consensus” on anthropogenic (i.e., man caused) global warming (AGW). A few of these videos have been broadcast in the United States (e.g., Glenn Beck, John Stossel), but most have not and probably will not be seen. Fortunately, we have the Internet to make these available. Part I: Documentaries is available herePart II: Lectures is available herePart III: Debates is available here Part IV: Short Videos is available here Part V: Humor Penn &...
  • Global Freezing (Saturbray)

    05/23/2009 7:21:28 AM PDT · by bray · 28 replies · 682+ views
    5/23/09 | bray
    For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? Rom 8:24 The earth is getting colder thanks to Global Warming. If you believe that, Nazi Pelosi has a Cap and Tax bill she would like to sell you. It will cost you your job, your house, and your car but think how good you’ll feel about yourself. How many Earth Endings have been predicted that has been just the opposite? This enviro-disaster is exactly the same, a fable to tax. Here are a few of...
  • Conservative Media Push Anti-Gore Documentary

    10/14/2009 2:31:55 PM PDT · by Delacon · 12 replies · 1,391+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | 10/14/09 | David Weigel
    'Not Evil Just Wrong' Puts Human Face on 'Disastrous' Effects of Green Policies By David Weigel 10/14/09 6:00 AM noteviljustwrong.com On October 7, Phelim McAleer joined the Society of Environmental Journalists. Three days later, he took advantage of his new membership to attend former Vice President Al Gore’s speech to the group in Madison, Wis., and to rush up to the microphone afterward to ask a question. Reading from a small scrap of paper, an assistant filming the whole thing, McAleer asked Gore about a court case brought by British parents who challenged the veracity of nine facts in Gore’s...
  • Christine Todd Whitman: Yes, the EPA Has the Power to Stop Climate Change

    02/23/2014 10:21:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 23, 2014 | Christine Todd Whitman, president of Whitman Strategy Group, former NJ Gov., administrator of EPA
    The Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to address climate change. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but in some quarters, it is. Indeed, it’s at the heart of a set of legal challenges that will be heard by the Supreme Court on Monday. As administrator of the EPA from 2001-03, I served in the administration of President George W. Bush. I may sometimes disagree with his successor on the best way to address climate change as a matter of policy, but I absolutely agree that the EPA has broad authority to issue regulations addressing climate change, including those being...
  • Earth Day: Has the environmental movement left the world behind?

    04/22/2004 7:21:56 PM PDT · by CAIndependent · 14 replies · 182+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/22/04 | Patrick Moore, Nick Schulz
    Thirty-four years ago, the first Earth Day heralded a new era of ecological awareness -- when, as Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D- Wis., put it, "the environmental issue came of age in American political life" by showing "the political leadership of the nation that there was broad and deep support for the environmental movement." Enough time has passed to take stock of the impact that the movement has had on nature and mankind. The record is decidedly mixed. There is no doubt that the environments of wealthy, developed countries are considerably healthier today than on the first Earth...
  • Greenpeace Girds for the Nuclear Revival

    07/26/2006 5:11:24 AM PDT · by Valin · 15 replies · 366+ views
    The American Enterprise Online ^ | 7/24/06 | William Tucker
    “Denmark gets 25 percent of its electricity from wind power. Europeans use energy twice as efficiently as we do. Nuclear doesn’t get you where you want to go. The opportunity costs prevent you. It only makes global warming worse.” We are sitting, of course, in the Washington offices of Greenpeace, the international organization that rams whaling boats, sabotages fields of genetically engineered crops in Europe, and hangs huge banners across acres of rainforest accusing Colonel Sanders of being an “Amazon criminal” for feeding his chickens with Brazilian-grown soybeans. Greenpeace’s Washington offices, on the fringe of Chinatown, belie its reputation for...
  • Environmental activist displays new colors

    03/16/2005 12:18:44 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 26 replies · 805+ views
    Eureka Times-Standard ^ | March 15, 2005 | Dave Rosso
    FORTUNA -- Patrick Moore spent 15 years being arrested for causes he felt strongly about, doing things he now labels environmental extremism. Moore, founding member of Greenpeace, spoke at the annual dinner Saturday of The Buckeye Conservancy, a nonprofit organization made up of more than 200 family, individual and commercial memberships representing more than 300,000 acres of forests and ranch land in Humboldt County. "There's a lot of opinion in the environmental movement," Moore told the crowd of about 180 people packed into the River Lodge. "I support 100 percent any group that comes together and brings people from all...
  • Rise of the Nuclear Greens - Some environmentalists see atomic energy as the answer to global...

    03/07/2013 5:57:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2013 | Robert Bryce
    Some environmentalists see atomic energy as the answer to global warming. In theory, the March 11, 2011, disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant should have bolstered environmentalistsÂ’ opposition to new nuclear-energy projects. But in the wake of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl, some of the worldÂ’s leading Greens have done just the opposite: they have come out in favor of nuclear power. Perhaps the most prominent convert is British activist and journalist George Monbiot, who even cites the disaster as one reason for his change of heart. Just ten days after Fukushima, in a column for the Guardian,...
  • Earth Day outcroppings

    04/24/2006 8:07:24 AM PDT · by weekendwarrior · 6 replies · 423+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2006 | Patrick Moore
    Earth Day outcroppings By Patrick Moore Published April 22, 2006 Back at the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, I was a grad student at the University of British Columbia preparing to go on an ocean voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing that would result in the birth of Greenpeace. For the next 15 years, I would lead Greenpeace on a range of campaigns, finally leaving the group in 1986. A lot has changed since those days, not least the significant improvement in agricultural technology. There should be no irony on this Earth Day that we should think...
  • Environmentalist Laments Introduction of Electricity

    08/26/2002 5:02:28 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 2,850+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/26/02 | Marc Morano
    (CNSNews.com) - "There is a lot of quality to be had in poverty," and the introduction of electricity is "destroying" the cultures of the world's poor, according to a U.S. environmentalist, who commented on the eve of the United Nations Earth Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. But a pioneer of the environmental movement who left it because he viewed it as too radical, called the anti-electricity views an example of the "eco-imperialism" of the white upper-middle class who think it's "neat to have Africans with no electricity." Gar Smith, editor of the Earth Island Institute's online magazine The Edge,...
  • Greenpeace's fill-in-the-blank public relations meltdown [nuclear power]

    05/30/2006 9:45:52 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies · 813+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29, 2006 | Jeff Shields
    Before President Bush touched down in Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote his nuclear energy policy, the environmental group Greenpeace was mobilizing. "This volatile and dangerous source of energy" is no answer to the country's energy needs, shouted a Greenpeace fact sheet decrying the "threat" posed by the Limerick reactors Bush visited. But a factoid or two later, the Greenpeace authors were stumped while searching for the ideal menacing metaphor. We present it here exactly as it was written, capital letters and all: "In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN...
  • Going Nuclear (Author's a founder of Greenpeace!!)

    04/15/2006 8:57:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 30 replies · 848+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | April 15, 2006 | Patrick Moore
    In the early 1970s when I helped found Greenpeace, I believed that nuclear energy was synonymous with nuclear holocaust, as did most of my compatriots. That's the conviction that inspired Greenpeace's first voyage up the spectacular rocky northwest coast to protest the testing of U.S. hydrogen bombs in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Thirty years on, my views have changed, and the rest of the environmental movement needs to update its views, too, because nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change. Look at it this way: More than 600...
  • Why I Left Greenpeace

    04/21/2008 8:02:57 PM PDT · by Aristotelian · 20 replies · 319+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 22, 2008 | PATRICK MOORE
    In 1971 an environmental and antiwar ethic was taking root in Canada, and I chose to participate. As I completed a Ph.D. in ecology, I combined my science background with the strong media skills of my colleagues. In keeping with our pacifist views, we started Greenpeace. But I later learned that the environmental movement is not always guided by science. As we celebrate Earth Day today, this is a good lesson to keep in mind. At first, many of the causes we championed, such as opposition to nuclear testing and protection of whales, stemmed from our scientific knowledge of nuclear...
  • An Inconvenient Fact

    08/29/2007 7:37:09 AM PDT · by Positive · 27 replies · 977+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | August 29, 2007 | Patrick Moore
    Despite the anti-forestry scare tactics of celebrity movies, trees are the most powerful concentrators of carbon on Earth. Dr. Patrick Moore is a co-founder of Greenpeace and chairman and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd. in Vancouver. It seems like there's a new doomsday documentary every month. But seldom does one receive the coverage that Hollywood activist Leonardo DiCaprio's latest climate-change rant, The 11th Hour, is getting. When we're bombarded anew with theatrical images of our earth's ecosystems when the film opens across B.C. this Friday, I'm concerned that we're losing sight of some indisputable facts. Here's a key piece...
  • 'ANNOYING' THE POLAR BEARS

    06/16/2008 8:51:32 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 7 replies · 114+ views
    Nealznuze ^ | 6 16 08 | Neal Boortz
    Environmentalists have their thongs in a wad because the Bush administration has given oil companies permission to "annoy" and "potentially harm" polar bears. This past week, the Fish and Wildlife Service issued regulations that give legal protection to seven oil companies that are planning to search for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska. Out of the estimated 25,000 polar bears in the Arctic, about 2,000 supposedly live in or around the Chukchi Sea. Of course, the environmentalists are throwing a fit because they believe that this gives oil companies a blank check to...
  • Environmentalists champion economic ‘de-growth’

    02/28/2014 4:30:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 28, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists are pushing a new way to deal with global warming and overpopulation: the U.S. needs to “de-grow” its economy. What is “de-growth”? It means forcing people to work less to make them more equal, consume fewer goods and use less electricity. Think of it like camping, but for the rest of your life. Environmentalists at the New Economics Foundation in London and the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. argue that cutting the 40-hour work week and using less electricity is necessary. This includes a living wage requirement and a more progressive tax code. “There’s no such thing as sustainable...
  • An Inconvenient Pool

    03/01/2007 3:28:53 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies · 1,138+ views
    There is an irresistible quality to the story about Al Gore's energy-hungry Tennessee home, replete with a heated poolhouse that burns more natural gas -- $500 a month worth -- than most of us can afford to use while heating houses that shelter people, as opposed to swimming lanes. Did you know that Mr. Gore's house uses more electricity in a month than the average household does in a year?
  • Former Greenpeace Co-Founder Praises US for Rejecting Kyoto

    12/09/2005 7:11:07 AM PST · by oxcart · 33 replies · 1,634+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 12/08/2005 | By Marc Morano
    Montreal (CNSNews.com) - A founding member of Greenpeace, who left the organization because he viewed it as too radical, praised the United States for refusing to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. "At least the [United] States is honest. [The U.S.] said, 'No we are not going to sign that thing (Kyoto) because we can't do that,'" said Patrick Moore, who is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Montreal. Moore noted that many of the industrialized nations that ratified the treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions are now failing to comply with those emission limits. Moore, who currently heads the Canadian-based...
  • Silicon Valley, Greenpeace co-founder say yes to nuclear

    06/09/2006 4:09:49 PM PDT · by beavus · 17 replies · 356+ views
    CNET news.com ^ | 6/8/2006 | Michael Kanellos
    Peter Wagner, a general partner at venture firm Accel, predicts there will be nuclear powered cars on the streets of San Francisco in a decade. You've just got to think of it more as indirect nuclear power. Cars won't have reactors, he explained during a panel discussion at the Venture Capital Investing Conference taking place in San Francisco. Instead, nuclear power will become a more acceptable form of energy to the American public as gas prices continue to climb and global warming worsens. Nuclear power will provide electricity to the grid, and individuals will charge electric cars by plugging them...