On Wednesday, marking the 26th anniversary of the catastrophic Exxon Valdez oil spill, protestors gathered in front of the White House to rally against oil drilling in the Arctic.
Among other organizations, Greenpeace USA sponsored the event, demanding that the government protect the Arctic, its wildlife, and the climate with further offshore drilling restrictions.
In light of recent remarks from Greenpeace USA co-founder and scientist Dr. Patrick Moore about his skepticism toward climate change, MRCTV’s Monica Sanchez asked participants a few questions about their cause.
“Science or no science, we see how warm it is. We see coastal properties falling off the sides of the Earth, essentially,” one activist retorted.
“It’s kinda the theory of everything. It’s putting all of these little bits of science together to come up with a new concept of how this world works,” another said.
Check out their responses below.
In an article published just last weekend, Dr. Moore made the following statement:
“There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told ‘the debate is over’ and ‘the science is settled.’”
A leader in the international environmental movement for over 40 years, Dr. Moore laid out the reasons for why he is a climate change skeptic.
“Climate change has become a powerful political force for many reasons," he said. "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.”
Dr. Moore continued,
“So we are told carbon dioxide is a ‘toxic’ ‘pollutant’ that must be curtailed, when in fact it is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, gas and the most important food for life on earth. Without carbon dioxide above 150 parts per million, all plants would die.”
From their responses, participants at the rally clearly disagreed with the Greenpeace USA co-founder and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies. Organizers even claimed that they were not aware of Dr. Moore’s remarks.