Greenpeace Co-Founder: No Evidence of Man-Made Global Warming


Patrick Moore has been speaking out about this before and like other skeptics, including Freeman Dyson, has gotten the expected treatment by the left. Now he appeared in Congress to make a point that is backed by science, but denied by a climate science establishment getting fat off Global Warming and Green Energy grants.

A Greenpeace co-founder testified in Congress on Tuesday about global warming. What he said is hardly what anyone would expect.

“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” said Moore, who was testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight.

“If there were such a proof, it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.”

Moore didn’t hold back in his Senate appearance. He quickly zeroed in on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and strongly scolded it for claiming there is a “95-100% probability” that man “has been the dominant cause of” global warming. Those numbers, he said, have been invented.

He also characterized the IPCC’s reliance on computer models as futile; told senators that history “fundamentally contradicts the certainty that human-caused CO2 emissions are the main cause of global warming”; and noted that “during the Greenhouse Ages,” a period that precedes our fossil-fuel burning civilization, “there was no ice on either pole and all the land was tropical and subtropical from pole to pole.”

Moore further crossed the line of accepted climate change discourse when he insisted “that a warmer temperature than today’s would be far better than a cooler one” and reminded lawmakers “that we are not capable, with our limited knowledge, of predicting which way” temperatures “will go next.”

Anyone who has been caught in the snow because the NOAA predicted a warmer winter already knows that. Our ability to predict the weather grows hazier at a distance in time. We can’t predict the weather two weeks from now. We certainly can’t predict the weather two hundred years from now.

Meanwhile James Lovelock, the eccentric figure behind Gaia and a revered figure in the Warmist community, is also being most unhelpful though for another reason.

Lovelock believes global warming is now irreversible, and that nothing can prevent large parts of the planet becoming too hot to inhabit, or sinking underwater, resulting in mass migration, famine and epidemics. Britain is going to become a lifeboat for refugees from mainland Europe, so instead of wasting our time on wind turbines we need to start planning how to survive. To Lovelock, the logic is clear. The sustainability brigade are insane to think we can save ourselves by going back to nature; our only chance of survival will come not from less technology, but more.

Nuclear power, he argues, can solve our energy problem – the bigger challenge will be food. “Maybe they’ll synthesise food. I don’t know. Synthesising food is not some mad visionary idea; you can buy it in Tesco’s, in the form of Quorn. It’s not that good, but people buy it. You can live on it.” But he fears we won’t invent the necessary technologies in time, and expects “about 80%” of the world’s population to be wiped out by 2100. Prophets have been foretelling Armageddon since time began, he says. “But this is the real thing.”

Recycling, he adds, is “almost certainly a waste of time and energy”, while having a “green lifestyle” amounts to little more than “ostentatious grand gestures”. He distrusts the notion of ethical consumption. “Because always, in the end, it turns out to be a scam … or if it wasn’t one in the beginning, it becomes one.”

He saves his thunder for what he considers the emptiest false promise of all – renewable energy.

“You’re never going to get enough energy from wind to run a society such as ours,” he says. “Windmills! Oh no. No way of doing it. You can cover the whole country with the blasted things, millions of them. Waste of time.”

Mind you, in 2012, Lovelock admitted he was too alarmist about Global Warming.

James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.

Lovelock, 92, is writing a new book in which he will say climate change is still happening, but not as quickly as he once feared.

He previously painted some of the direst visions of the effects of climate change. In 2006, in an article in the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he wrote that “before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”

The moral of the story is that environmentalists are basically trolls and should be ignored.

  • edlancey

    From soup to nuts, it’s complete bollocks.

  • truebearing

    Moore left Greenpeace because the Left infiltrated and took over. The founder of The Sierra Club had the same experience. The women’s movement, the civil rights movement…all taken over by the Left. The Left is like a demon that possesses a body, using it as a disguise. The unobservant think the original cause is still alive, but it is just a husk the Left uses as a face mask.

    Moore was quite convincing on Hannity last night. The Warmunists can’t be pleased.

    • Teddi

      He was convincing in his hearing testimony because it was the truth…

      Global Warming = Man-Made lies

    • The March Hare

      This is also true of foundations and trusts that were originated by conservatives wanting their fortunes to go on and do good for conservative causes. The left saw the amount of cash available and started to infiltrate them until they gained control and could divert the money to their own causes. The Annenberg Foundation and The MacArthur Foundation are good examples.

      • Softly Bob

        Nobel prize – another one.

  • onecornpone

    One by one the old snake oil salesmen renounce their past, pretending they haven’t cost our economy TRILLIONS with their scams. Earth to Algore!?!

    Remember this?

    Lynus (Mr anti-GMO) Moore et al should be strung up from the nearest tall tree. There is something wrong with a world that allows men like this to run free after doing so much damage to the economic well being of the free world.

    May they rot in Hades!

    • A Z

      Sorry no can do. HeII is under construction.

      The 9 circles of HeII (as described by Dante) is not good (bad) enough. They are adding deeper levels to properly punish these snake oil salesmen.

    • Patrick Moore

      I was never a believer in human-caused global warming, have supported nuclear energy for years, and support using genetic science to improve our food and medicine. I left Greenpeace 28 years ago. When I was there for 15 years 1971-1986 we campaigned against nuclear war, whale killing and toxic waste discharge. I left becuase they began to adopt all the stupid positions they have today.

      • onecornpone

        WHY the hell didn’t you ever speak out against the insane Gore rants?

        Were you just too amused observing just how far off the rails the movement you had begun would go?

        Do you get pleasure knowing how much this crazy cult has cost the world economy?

        • Patrick Moore

          I suggest that YOU do something useful for a change.
          It was not wrong to try to prevent all-out nuclear war, which was why Greenpeace was initially founded. Many movements that have noble beginnings go off the rails. I had the sense to leave Greenpeace when that happened. Go bitch at someone else.

  • Alisia S

    It was 20 degrees below zero last night in Minneapolis. As I was driving last night, ice began forming on the inside of my car windows.

    • truebearing

      You need some AlGoreInaCan. One shot of this pure hot air and the windows will thaw instantly. It even works on stuff immersed in liquid nitrogen. Polar bears use it for making holes in the ice when hunting seals.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        What ice? /sarc

        • truebearing

          The ice that is supposedly melting. The polar bears could walk from the North Pole to Milwaukee, right over the Great Lakes, and never get a toe wet this year.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Dog sledding as a new sport on Lake Superior, anyone?

    • Jess

      You cannot say that climate change doesn’t exist just because of one weather event. Fool.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again. The only way to stop global warming is for people to send me checks for $5,000. Once I’ve collected $5,000 checks from a million people, I’ll pay 97% of all climatologists $1 million each to declare that sending me $5,000 checks has conclusively stopped global warming. That will completely settle the science, once and for all. And everyone can stop worrying. The scientists will have spoken.

    • truebearing

      I’ll settle for $3,000. Let the bidding wars for American lies begin. Climatologists will take a lot lot less than $1 million each.

  • Norbert Haag

    You can proof Malthus wrong and wrong again.

    His doomsday prophecies will never vanish.

    They are to useful in scaring a gullible populous into obedience.

  • Flowerknife_us

    I always wondered why we spend so much time.and money re-cycling Sand,(Glass)

  • Wen Liame

    What global warming? If you have watched Chasing Ice, you’d know the rapid ice loss is not caused by men, and definitely not because the poles are getting warmer. They are not related. It is evolution. Once all the ice have melted, humans will have evolved and have gills and fins. And don’t believe what you read about those shootings in schools either. They are not done by humans but aliens in human forms. The oil barons are right; buy and burn all the fossil fuels you want, they KNOW it won’t cause global warming. Nothing in this world is caused by humans, not the subprime crisis, not the sectarian violence, not the holocaust. Of course, everybody KNOWS some problems are caused by Obama alone. The rest? Aliens and natural course of evolution. And man, it is cold here. What global warming? By everybody’s reasoning, temperatures in my neck of the woods have always been a constant 25 degrees. But today, it is 20. That is proof that there is no global warming. See the smog in Beijing? You are seeing things. It is crystal clear here. See the damage caused by oil spills? You are seeing things. The beach nearby has no evidence of oil, so there is no oil spills on earth. I have ice on my windshield, so the sun is not shining anywhere on earth. Boy, this is getting fun. Reasoning is an oxymoron.

  • John Borowski
  • tawster

    It’s probably a moot point now anyway. I.e., It’s doubtful we can really stop the effects of global climate change. Not that we shouldn’t at least try to stop crapping in our own bed. As for human’s influence on this whole process, regardless of what Patrick Moore says… the *entire scientific community* disagrees with him. Not just some. Not just a significant chunk. Effectively the entire scientific community.

    Oh, and he isn’t a co-founder of Greenpeace, the article can’t even get the headline right. So… there you go. Kwality Gernalism. ;)

  • u_r_stupid

    the author of this tripe is a corporate schill idiot.