Thursday, 30 July 2015

Learning from Greenpeace. Well, sort of.

The former co-founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, has made a series of short, pithy and provocative videos for Prager University. You should watch.

First up, he explains why he helped to create Greenpeace, and why he needed to leave. What began as a mission to improve the environment for the sake of humanity became, he says, a political movement in which humanity became the villain and hard science a non-issue.

Here, he untangles the knotty issue of "deforestation" and shows how, from a purely environmental perspective, it is possible and desirable to grow more trees and use more wood products:

He cuts through the hype about genetic engineering, and gives you the facts: how Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) improve our lives, and how they can save millions of people in the developing world from hunger and disease -- if we only let them.

CO2 is neither bad nor dangerous, nor is it a pollutant. Moore provides some surprising facts about the benefits of CO2 that you won't hear in the current debate.

And finally, Moore explains why “climate change,” far from being a recent human-caused disaster, is, for a myriad of complex reasons, a fact of life on Planet Earth.

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