Skip to comments.Former Greenpeace Co-Founder Praises US for Rejecting Kyoto
Posted on 12/09/2005 7:11:07 AM PST by oxcart
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 environmental advocacy group Greenspirit Strategies helped found both Greenpeace in 1971 and Greenpeace International in 1979.
"Canada signed [Kyoto] and said, 'Oh yeah, we can do that,' and then it merrily goes on its way to increase CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by even more than the U.S.," Moore told Cybercast News Service.
Other industrialized nations -- including Japan and at least 11 of the 15 European Union nations that ratified Kyoto -- are struggling to meet their emission targets.
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Former...co-founder? They mean that he went back in time and un-co-founded it?.......
Typical liberal behavior rooted in the idea the intentions trump actions.
I have noticed many founding members of current left wing moonbat organizations are commonly more sensible people who's original intent for their organization were hijacked.
You want to see a smack down of the environMentals? Read Michael Crichton's book State of Fear (published in 2004).
Mr. Crichton HOSES the environmental movement, stem to stern, and does it using their own 'science'. He shows the results of crazy and dangerous 'ideals' espoused from these leftists.
It also provideds an excellent, exciting story in which the US battles the ELF-crazies in their efforts to 'force' environmental disasters as a means to bolster their stupidity.
I posted an article yesterday about this conference and this guy had good things to say about nuclear power. Here's the link.
Bet you won't see THIS book made into a movie, like so many of Michael Crichton's other books. It really rips the facade off of the 'greenies', shows them for the greedy, hypocritical simpletons they are. It especially reams Hollywood types who don't know the first thing about the 'science' they spout.
Environmentalisn for the 21st Century
Unfortunately he is not in the organization anymore, but it is good that he is a sane voice in Montreal. He goes very far in exposing Greenpeace to be the lib. cancer riddled beyond saving and to a lesser extent the Kyoto was and is a socialist intent of income redistribution. Gee I wonder why none of this is broadcast by the MSM?
It doesn't fit their agenda.
Former...co-founder? They mean that he went back in time and un-co-founded it?.......Good catch.
Something I like to point out to my liberal relatives.
Up untill the 70s the oil, gas, and coal industries were real slobs with the environment. After that they recognized that there was some real value in environmental reclaimation. They began to fix the messes they made and they made less messes. It wasn't long before competing reclaimation companies began to grow. These days the reclaimation industry is a multy billion dollar industry.
If you look at ANWAR you will see that the footprint needed for drilling is a tiny fraction of what the oil companies would have needed 30 years ago. The early environmentalists were right about a lot of things and they were'nt the anti capitalists who call themselves environmentalists today.
I've been noticing this since I read the book and every time someone disagrees with the enviro moonbats, the journalist is sure to put something in the story stating that exact thing.
The footnotes in State of Fear are almost as interesting as the book - if you get a chance those are a real eye opener.
And we'd have more of this if the world were ruled by the United Nations.
I bet this guy won't be invited to any more cocktail parties.