Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-founder of Greenpeace Says He Is A Climate Change Skeptic

Dr. Moore received the 2014 Speaks Truth to Power Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, July 8, in Las Vegas. In part, here is what he said.

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.

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@2086033

That's amazing! You can walk on both sides of the fence at the same time!

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@2086247

So, who is trying to divide?

@VicZinc Said the man with the fence

Try to keep up Vic. Simple said - ""Climate change" is a distraction and just saying it is meant to divide."

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Good for you! You got one right!

There are no facts
only observations
and suppositions

Humans do not have the capacity to predict the outcome of their behaviors

@VicZinc Humans do not have the capacity to predict the outcome of their behaviors

You might screw up a lot, but most of can do a pretty good job of predicting outcome of certain behavior.

@Budwick You might screw up a lot, but most of can do a pretty good job of predicting outcome of certain behavior.

Not by a long shot
maybe for the next few months
a couple of years at the outside

unless you got a crystal ball

@VicZinc Not by a long shot maybe for the next few months a couple of years at the outside unless you got a crystal ball

Poor Evil Vic - his powers of perception are ka-put!

Well, if you care to share some behavior that has baffled you - please share it here, we'll see if we can help you.

@Budwick Poor Evil Vic - his powers of perception are ka-put! Well, if you care to share some behavior that has baffled you...

How about the rush to build hybrid cars?
Save the environment - easy to foresee the outcome?

Except what most people didn't see coming
was the destruction of vast wilderness areas
to create the lithium mines to make the barned batteries

Stop forest fires in Yellowstone
easy to predict the outcome?
How about massive decline in biodiversity
that no one predicted
now they start fires there if it is too wet!
also a stupid human trick

You yourself have supported the idea
that the 'predictable' war on poverty
has backfired

So no - I am not silly enough to think
I can predict the outcome of human actions
do what you want, just don't tell me
how it's going to turn out
because you don't know
and neither does anyone else

@VicZinc How about the rush to build hybrid cars? Save the environment - easy to foresee the outcome? Except what most...

Your original premise was - "Humans do not have the capacity to predict the outcome of their behaviors" Now you want to expand it from individual human decisions to whole political activist decisions.

Well, I couldn't have been so specific, but I and many others warned of disastrous results with hybrid cars. And batteries were part of the complaint. Mostly it was a concern of inefficiency and disposal.

EPA has screwed up more things with unintended consequences than anyone else. They stopped people from clearing dead branches from wilderness areas years ago. Common sense people warned that it was simply leaving dry tinder to ignite fires. Now you are saying that stopping fires is causing problems - I hadn't heard that one. I guess it's safe to say that environmentalists don't know what they are doing.

Yeah the social engineering projects of government are loaded with predictable consequences as well as unintended consequences. And, paying voters to not work has had very predictable consequences as well.

Your liberal ideas are all destined to fail. They always have - they always will. How's that for a prediction?

@Budwick Your original premise was - "Humans do not have the capacity to predict the outcome of their behaviors" Now you...

I accept that and add that all policy decisions are doomed to failure including capitalism as proven in Russia and France

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