Barack Obama is talking blather when he says that climate change is the greatest challenge of our age according to Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace and now proud climate sceptic. The U.S. President would be better advised to stick to topics he is vaguely on top of rather than trying to scare the world into believing that the end days is near due to the amount of man-made CO2 in the atmosphere.
Dr. Moore told Breitbart London in an exclusive interview that Obama sounds nothing like a serious, well-informed president whenever he tries to steer the climate change debate.
“Barack Obama has found a fad he can vaguely agree with – and espouse the merits of – and that’s pretty well it,” Dr. Moore said. “Too often we see him stand behind a lectern somewhere and earnestly repeat a whole lot of pseudo scientific waffle in the vague hope that he will be believed.
“But he is wrong. Really, really wrong. I am proudly sceptical humans are the main cause of climate change and that it will somehow be catastrophic in the near future. There is no scientific proof of this hypothesis, yet we are told constantly that ‘the science is settled’, ‘the debate must end’ and more ominously, ‘something must be done.’
“Well, I think the thing that should be done is for everyone to just give all the blathering hysteria a rest.”
Dr. Moore spoke to Breitbart London ahead of his address to the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) on Wednesday night. The topic of his talk was ‘Should We Celebrate Carbon Dioxide?’ and he made it very clear that his answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes’.
It is his view that that no proof exists that carbon emissions from humans have caused even a “minor warming” of the earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years or more, a fact Obama chooses to ignore. Then again, President Obama does have company in the chorus of climate change activists using the issue as a vehicle to attack free-market capitalism.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has long been a proponent of the fear, guilt and punishment scenario, warning of climate catastrophes ahead due to global warming and will use any venue to push that theme. Pope Francis is also on board along with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and any number of Hollywood actors.
They all warn of terrible consequences if we ignore them and instead listen to the doubters like Dr. Moore. They will be at it again next month in Paris when the United Nations hosts the COP21 climate change conference designed to bring the world to the negotiating table and set a final timeline for drastic emissions cuts.
Before then, Dr. Moore is happy to repeat his challenge on man-made CO2 emissions to anyone who will listen.
He says the entire basis for the doomsday climate change scenario so beloved of politicians and scientists is the hypothesis that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide due to fossil fuel emissions will heat our planet to temperatures that would make it uninhabitable.
“In fact, the earth has been warming very gradually for 300 years, since the Little Ice Age ended, and that is long before heavy use of fossil fuels,” Dr. Moore said.
“Prior to the Little Ice Age, during the Medieval Warm Period, Vikings colonised Greenland and Newfoundland, when it was warmer there than today. During Roman times, it was warmer, long before expanded fossil fuel use revolutionised civilisation.
“The notion it would be catastrophic if carbon dioxide were to increase and average global temperature were to rise a few degrees is preposterous. The earth’s atmosphere has never been static, we know that for a fact, and variations are part of nature and therefore part of the planet’s cycle.”
Dr. Moore, who earned a PhD in ecology, is a scientist with little time for the true believers’ certainty they can predict the global climate with a computer model.
The Canadian who exited Greenpeace after 15 years when “it lost its humanitarian perspective,” was formerly the head of an organisation called Greenspirit Strategies and is currently the chair and chief scientist of Ecosense Environmental in Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as the chair for Ecology, Energy, and Prosperity at the Frontier Center for Public Policy.
He is also heading up an organisation called Allow Golden Rice Now which seeks to cure vitamin A deficiency among kids in developing countries with GMO rice.
That brief summary shows a lifetime of dedicated scientific research and a commitment to fact over fiction when it comes to climate change. It is coupled with Dr. Moore’s desire to spread the message that carbon dioxide actually has a host of benefits for the natural world and for humankind.