Greenpeace Co-founder: “No Proof for Climate Change.”

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Dr. Patrick Moore is the co-founder of Greenpeace, and has been a leading environmentalist figure for over 40 years.

He is also a Climate Change skeptic.

In an editorial on the Heartland written by Dr. Moore, we read:

I am skeptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told “the debate is over” and “the science is settled.”

My skepticism begins with the believers’ certainty they can predict the global climate with a computer model. The entire basis for the doomsday climate change scenario is the hypothesis increased atmospheric carbon dioxide due to fossil fuel emissions will heat the Earth to unlivable temperatures.

In fact, the Earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years, since the Little Ice Age ended, long before heavy use of fossil fuels. Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonized Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than today. And during Roman times, it was warmer, long before fossil fuels revolutionized civilization.

The idea it would be catastrophic if carbon dioxide were to increase and average global temperature were to rise a few degrees is preposterous.

Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) announced for the umpteenth time we are doomed unless we reduce carbon-dioxide emissions to zero. Effectively this means either reducing the population to zero, or going back 10,000 years before humans began clearing forests for agriculture. This proposed cure is far worse than adapting to a warmer world, if it actually comes about.

“We’re from the Government; we’re here to help.”

In addition, global warming as a trend has stalled for the past 18 years. There has been no net increase in global temperatures for nearly two decades. This is the piece of data the Climate Change mafia frequently chooses to ignore.

Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons. First, it is universal; we are told everything on Earth is threatened. Second, it invokes the two most powerful human motivators: fear and guilt. We fear driving our car will kill our grandchildren, and we feel guilty for doing it.

Third, there is a powerful convergence of interests among key elites that support the climate “narrative.” Environmentalists spread fear and raise donations; politicians appear to be saving the Earth from doom; the media has a field day with sensation and conflict; science institutions raise billions in grants, create whole new departments, and stoke a feeding frenzy of scary scenarios; business wants to look green, and get huge public subsidies for projects that would otherwise be economic losers, such as wind farms and solar arrays. Fourth, the Left sees climate change as a perfect means to redistribute wealth from industrial countries to the developing world and the UN bureaucracy.

Climate Change (formerly known as “Global Warming”) is a governmental dream-come-true. It’s a total phantom. There is no way to quantify just how good green products are for the environment. There is no way to quantify just how good factory emission caps are for the environment. Yet somehow, wise Ph.D.-holding bureaucrats assure us that such “green” measures are necessary to save mankind from itself. How could they possibly know?

The War on Climate Change is similar to the War on Terrorism: an endless money-wasting battle based on fear of an unquantifiable foe which basically goes on forever.

The Climate Change agenda is economic fascism. It is a game played by politicians, bureaucrats, scientists in climate studies, and “green” businessmen to gain money, power, and prestige. It is based on the assumption that most Americans are dum-dums who will fall for the scare tactics. Some Americans do. But many don’t. In fact, I think most don’t. I think most Americans understand that catastrophic man-made Climate Change is a crock.

The Climate Change movement is losing steam. They have big-name mouthpieces in government, academia, and Hollywood, but they lack the actual voting base, which is what really matters. The movement has very little political leverage. We still do not have carbon taxes in America. We don’t have carbon exchanges. We have special parking spaces for rich people… uh, I mean, spaces for electric or hybrid vehicles. But that’s about it.

So what does the Climate Change movement have? Al Gore.

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When all you have is Al Gore…. you have a major problem.

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