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  • Confessions of a ‘Greenpeace Dropout’ to the U.S. Senate on climate change

    02/26/2014 9:49:51 AM PST · by Signalman · 19 replies
    WUWT ^ | 2/26/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Statement of Patrick Moore, Ph.D. Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight February 25, 2014 “Natural Resource Adaptation: Protecting ecosystems and economies” Chairman Whitehouse, Ranking Member Inhofe, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing. In 1971, as a PhD student in ecology I joined an activist group in a church basement in Vancouver Canada and sailed on a small boat across the Pacific to protest US Hydrogen bomb testing in Alaska. We became Greenpeace. After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took...
  • Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of warming climate

    02/26/2014 10:32:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26, 2014
    A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment. Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet. “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of...
  • How Sick Is That? Environmental Movement Has Lost Its Way

    03/29/2008 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 20 replies · 1,560+ views
    Greenspirt ^ | unk | Dr. Patrick Moore Co-founder of Greenpeace
    Beginning in the mid-1980s, Greenpeace, and much of the environmental movement, made a sharp turn to the political left and began adopting extreme agendas that abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism. I became aware of the emerging concept of sustainable development—the idea that environmental, social, and economic priorities could be balanced. I became a convert to the idea that win-win solutions could be found by bringing all interests together around the same table. I made the move from confrontation to consensus.Environmentalism has turned into anti-globalization and anti-industry. Activists have abandoned science in favour of sensationalism. Their...
  • Some Greens Are Seeing the Nuclear Light

    09/16/2006 1:23:11 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 204+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/16/06 | Purple Mountains
    Earlier this year I presented a series on energy that concluded that the USA made a major mistake in foregoing the building of more nuclear energy plants because worldwide experience has shown nuclear power to be the safest, cheapest and cleanest way to produce electricity. Recently, also, the development of the ‘PBR’ reactor even removes any threat of a potential ‘meltdown’ from the equation and produces free hydrogen for a vehicle fuel as a bonus. In 1979, Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon produced a frisson of fear with their starring roles in "The China Syndrome," a fictional evocation of nuclear...
  • 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...
  • Green movement is morally bankrupt

    01/28/2004 7:17:43 AM PST · by ZGuy · 16 replies · 290+ views
    Business Day ^ | 1/28/04
    THE view most people have of colonialism and imperialism is largely negative. So any charge that a group, individual or government is guilty of them is bound to be resisted strongly by the recipient. Recently, in New York City, a broad charge of eco-imperialism was laid at the feet of the environmental movement. The Congress of Racial Equality (Core ) blames government officials, aid agency bureaucrats as well as sandal-wearing greens for mass disease and death in the poorest countries of the world because they export their most vile regulatory policies. According to Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore: "The environmental movement...
  • 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...
  • Anti-whaling activists detained on Japanese ship

    01/15/2008 7:27:33 PM PST · by ricks_place · 39 replies · 2,066+ views
    Guardian News ^ | 1/15/09 | Allegra Stratton and agencies
    Two members of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd are reportedly being held against their will on a Japanese whaling ship in Antarctic waters. In a vessel called Steve Irwin, members of the group had been pursuing Japan's annual whaling hunt in the Antarctic for almost a month. After locating five Japanese whaling boats this morning, two of its activists – Australian Benjamin Potts and British man Giles Lane – boarded the Yushin Maru No 2 vessel. They handed the crew a letter advising them they were "illegally killing whales" and were then detained. "They were successful in delivering the...
  • How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Washington Power Bloc

    09/27/2010 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 27, 2010 | Charlie Martin
    It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections. Starting today, the Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report in association with Pajamas Media on “Big Green”: the alliance of the Democratic Party, environmental groups, and activists in the progressive movement. It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections.In this first of our five-part series in coordination with the Examiner, we consider how the consensus for environmental regulation in the...
  • 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...
  • How 'rich-world' enviros are hurting rest of globe

    02/15/2004 3:44:41 AM PST · by Carbonsteel · 30 replies · 359+ views
    RockyMountainNews.com ^ | February 14, 2004 | Linda Seebach
    If I were to tell you that the Congress of Racial Equality held a teach-in last month, and that among the featured speakers was one of the founders of Greenpeace, what would you suppose was the agenda? Denouncing the policies of rich-world environmentalists whose policies mean suffering and death for hundreds of millions of destitute people in poor countries, especially in Africa. That's what. Participants minced no words in their description of the event, and I intend to deliver them to you largely unminced as well, because they know what they are talking about and they've said it better than...
  • A Cadre of Environmentalists Exhort: 'I Saw the Light!'

    08/30/2005 6:15:36 AM PDT · by Pat_Cleary · 1 replies · 104+ views
    Manufacturers Blog ^ | 8/30/05 | Pat Cleary
    Sometimes we stumble upon really good stories from others to whom they are just old news. One of those came at the Council of Manufacturing Associations meeting earlier this month (and exhaustively chronicled here), courtesy of NEI President Skip Bowman. In the course of his remarks, he mentioned Patrick Moore. We were scribbling feverishly, spoke to Bowman about it later. Patrick Moore, it turns out, is a co-founder of (fill in adjective of choice) Greenpeace. However, after years of open conflict there, as he says, "It was time to switch from confrontation to consensus, time to stop fighting and start...
  • 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...
  • Is White House spokesman the 'most useless' one ever?

    02/23/2007 10:31:08 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 103 replies · 5,444+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 23, 2007 | Julie Mason
    WASHINGTON — White House spokesman Tony Snow made a startling claim earlier this month, one that shed some light on changing perceptions about the job he's doing.During a briefing, Snow responded to a question about climate change by noting that, "We're talking about nuclear development, which is now championed by, among others, Greenpeace."Beg your pardon?"I think there's some Greenpeace people who are certainly advocates of nuclear power," Snow said.As whoppers go, that was a good one. Certainly, it was news to Greenpeace."Golly, you know, I can't believe the White House would get that wrong," said Jim Riccio, Greenpeace nuclear policy...
  • 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...
  • A green case for nuclear power

    05/01/2006 9:15:39 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 42 replies · 1,249+ views
    The State ^ | May 1, 2006 | Patrick Moore
    A green case for nuclear power http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/news/opinion/14470057.htm By PATRICK MOORE Guest colunnist Posted on Mon, May. 01, 2006 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...
  • 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...
  • Did Ashcroft go too far in Greenpeace indictment?

    11/04/2003 1:43:04 PM PST · by dead · 158 replies · 1,059+ views
    Bergen Record ^ | Tuesday, November 4, 2003 | JONATHAN TURLEY
    <p>IT HAS lain dormant in the darkest recesses of American law for 125 years, but last month Attorney General John Ashcroft introduced critics of the administration to his latest weapon in law enforcement.</p> <p>In a Miami federal court, the attorney general charged the environmental group Greenpeace under an obscure 1872 law originally intended to end the practice of "sailor-mongering," or the luring of sailors with liquor and prostitutes from their ships. Ashcroft plucked the law from obscurity to punish Greenpeace for boarding a vessel near port in Miami.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sneezing on Greenpeace

    03/02/2005 7:29:21 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 738+ views
    CFP ^ | March 2, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    United Kingdom, Greenpeace self-professed "spin doctor" Ben Stewart did not like Canada Free Press’ take on a recent Greenpeace protest gone wrong. Thirty-five Greenpeace activists, likely expected no trouble when they decided to storm the International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) in London last week. With long ago studied stealth, they slipped into a closing door and then charged onto the trading floor, blowing ear-piercing whistles and sounding doleful foghorns. Rudely disturbed from their daily work and initially taken by surprise, traders, most of them below 25 years old, decided to rush the loud and boisterous protesters. Using anything close at hand,...
  • 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...
  • Whalers slam Greenpeace pursuit

    12/26/2005 9:47:38 PM PST · by Dundee · 45 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 27, 2005 | Denis Peters
    Whalers slam Greenpeace pursuit JAPANESE whalers have called on Greenpeace to stop pursuing its fleet in the Southern Ocean, accusing the environmental organisation of engaging in piracy. In an open letter to Greenpeace, Institute of Cetacean Research director-general Hiroshi Hatanaka said the environmentalists were behaving dangerously in pursuing whaling ships. "Greenpeace's intention to highlight environmental degradation of the seas with the aim of protecting the marine environment is in itself laudable," Dr Hatanaka said in the letter. "However, your organisation's actual behaviour is nothing but an opinionated display of self-righteousness. "I strongly request Greenpeace stops pursuing our research vessels immediately...
  • '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...