Greenpeace Founder: Climate Change is Pushed by 'Corrupt Scientists'
Patrick Moore says Global Warming is a hoax by scientists 'hooked on government grants'
Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore has blasted the scientific community that supports Global Warming and Climate Change, describing it as a "catastrophic theory" that's being pushed by "corrupt scientists" who are "hooked on government grants."
During a Wednesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak, Moore said guilt and fear are used to drive the "complete hoax" narrative that Climate Change is a manmade phenomenon.
According to the former president of Greenpeace Canada, so-called "green" companies hijack the narrative to win subsidies and tax cuts along with favorable reporting across the media.
Moore, who left the environmental organization after declaring it has been “hijacked by eco-fascists," weighed in on Ocasio-Cortez’s controversial plan, saying her ill-thought-out resolution "would bring about mass death" in America, if put into action.
@AOC— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Pompous little twit. You don’t have a plan to grow food for 8 billion people without fossil fuels, or get food into the cities. Horses? If fossil fuels were banned every tree in the world would be cut down for fuel for cooking and heating. You would bring about mass death.
Mr. Moore, who co-founded Greenpeace in the early 1970s, has been campaigning for environmental issues for over 50 years and describes himself as a “sensible environmentalist.”
In 2006, he wrote to the Royal Society arguing there was "no scientific proof" that mankind was causing global climate change and believes that it "has a much better correlation with changes in solar activity than CO2 levels."
Last week, he reiterated this view on Climate Change, saying "nothing in today’s weather or climate is anywhere near out of the ordinary with the past 10,000 years.
"If you have an example, kindly share it," he added.
Speaking to Breitbart, Moore explained how fear and guilt are leveraged by proponents of climate change:
"Fear has been used all through history to gain control of people’s minds and wallets and all else, and the climate catastrophe is strictly a fear campaign — well, fear and guilt — you’re afraid you’re killing your children because you’re driving them in your SUV and emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and you feel guilty for doing that.
"There’s no stronger motivation than those two."
Scientists are co-opted and corrupted by politicians and bureaucracies invested in advancing the narrative of “climate change” in order to further centralize political power and control, explained Moore.
Moore noted how “green” companies parasitize taxpayers via favorable regulations and subsidies ostensibly justified by the aforementioned narrative’s claimed threats, "all while enjoying propagandistic protection across news media.”
"And so you’ve got the green movement creating stories that instill fear in the public.
"You’ve got the media echo chamber — fake news — repeating it over and over and over again to everybody that they’re killing their children.
"And then you’ve got the green politicians who are buying scientists with government money to produce fear for them in the form of scientific-looking materials.
"And then you’ve got the green businesses, the rent-seekers and the crony capitalists who are taking advantage of massive subsidies, huge tax write-offs, and government mandates requiring their technologies to make a fortune on this.
"And then of course you’ve got the scientists who are willingly, they’re basically hooked on government grants.
"When they talk about the 99 percent consensus [among scientists] on climate change, that’s a completely ridiculous and false numbers, but most of the scientists — put it in quotes, scientists — who are pushing this catastrophic theory are getting paid by public money.
"They are not being paid by General Electric or Dupont or 3M to do this research, where private companies expect to get something useful from their research that might produce a better product and make them a profit in the end because people want it — build a better mousetrap type of idea — but most of what these so-called scientists are doing is simply producing more fear so that politicians can use it control people’s mind and get their votes because some of the people are convinced, ‘Oh, this politician can save my kid from certain doom.’"
The narrative of anthropogenic global warming or “climate change” is an existential threat to reason, warned Moore:
"It is the biggest lie since people thought the Earth was at the center of the universe.
"This is Galileo-type stuff. If you remember, Galileo discovered that the sun was at the center of the solar system and the Earth revolved around it.
"He was sentenced to death by the Catholic Church, and only because he recanted was he allowed to live in house arrest for the rest of his life.
"So this was around the beginning of what we call the Enlightenment, when science became the way in which we gained knowledge instead of using superstition and instead of using invisible demons and whatever else, we started to understand that you have to have observation of actual events and then you have to repeat those observations over and over again, and that is basically the scientific method.
At the risk of being repetitive, I repeat:— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) February 26, 2019
Nothing, nada, zilch, in today’s weather or climate is anywhere near out of the ordinary with the past 10,000 years.
If you have an example, kindly share it.
I left @Greenpeace 33 years ago because they were hijacked by eco-fascists. The entire history is in my book, along with my take on all the eco-issues today.— Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) March 3, 2019
Available as Kindle or print: https://t.co/CAvAYD5ytH
“But this abomination that is occurring today in the climate issue is the biggest threat to the Enlightenment that has occurred since Galileo,” declared Moore.
“Nothing else comes close to it.
"This is as bad a thing that has happened o science in the history of science.”
Moore concluded, “It’s taking over science with superstition and a kind of toxic combination of religion and political ideology.
"There is no truth to this.
"It is a complete hoax and scam.”