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Jun 24 2014

Greenpeace Cofounder Patrick Moore Lists Nine Inconvenient (for Leftists) Truths

Canadian environmentalist Patrick Moore helped found Greenpeace, but became disenchanted with the organization as it rejected science to become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Via Breitbart, Moore lists a few key facts about the supposed climate change crisis Greenpeace folks would prefer you didn’t know:

1. The concentration of CO2 in the global atmosphere is lower today, even including human emissions, than it has been during most of the existence of life on Earth.

2. The global climate has been much warmer than it is today during most of the existence of life on Earth. Today we are in an interglacial period of the Pleistocene Ice Age that began 2.5 million years ago and has not ended.

3. There was an Ice Age 450 million years ago when CO2 was about 10 times higher than it is today.

4. Humans evolved in the tropics near the equator. We are a tropical species and can only survive in colder climates due to fire, clothing and shelter.

5. CO2 is the most important food for all life on earth. All green plants use CO2 to produce the sugars that provide energy for their growth and our growth. Without CO2 in the atmosphere carbon-based life could never have evolved.

6. The optimum CO2 level for most plants is about 1600 parts per million, four times higher than the level today. This is why greenhouse growers purposely inject the CO2-rich exhaust from their gas and wood-fired heaters into the greenhouse, resulting in a 40-80 per cent increase in growth.

7. If human emissions of CO2 do end up causing significant warming (which is not certain) it may be possible to grow food crops in northern Canada and Russia, vast areas that are now too cold for agriculture.

8. Whether increased CO2 levels cause significant warming or not, the increased CO2 levels themselves will result in considerable increases in the growth rate of plants, including our food crops and forests.

9. There has been no further global warming for nearly 18 years during which time about 25 per cent of all the CO2 ever emitted by humans has been added to the atmosphere.

Liberals have nothing but theories and computer models based on those theories to prop up their belief that human activity causes global warming. Even if it does, it is highly debatable whether global warming is bad. The belief that government can impose an unchanging optimal temperature is insane.

Allowing unscrupulous politicians to plunder our wealth, reduce our standard of living, and curtail our liberty in the name of an unsupported, politically motivated theory is equally insane.

On a tip from Jester.

  • FarmBoy

    As I’ve said before, if you want to worry about something over which you have no control, worry about Global Cooling.

  • 762×51

    Government can’t build a health care insurance website that works, maintain IRS emails, adequately schedule doctor appointments for veterans, prevent illegal aliens from storming our borders or kill our enemies on the battlefield but they will be able to control the weather to provide an optimal temperature. Because weather control is easy . . .

    Sure, what could go wrong?

  • 762×51

    Actually, global cooling would be far easier to achieve. Cold is the natural state of all matter in the universe. You cannot add cold but you can subtract heat. Stop adding heat and any environment will cool. All they really have to do is to achieve global cooling is get rid of that big orange ball in the sky . . .

    Digital control of the Sun, no problem for libtards.

  • Mr. Rational

    Always remember this:  A half-truth is a whole lie.

    Here is what the practiced liars won’t tell you about those facts:

    #1-2:  Humans didn’t exist for most of the time life has been on Earth.  Civilized humans arose in and are adapted to temperate-zone conditions.  Attempts to settle tropical areas, such as Haiti, failed when the settlers succumbed to disease.  Moving tropical conditions to the poles would be disastrous for us.

    #3:  The Sun brightens by about 1% every 100 million years (as hydrogen converts to helium, the core gets denser and hotter).  450 million years ago, the Sun was about 4.5% dimmer.  That is about 60 watts per square meter less sunlight.  That is HUGE, and requires a much stronger greenhouse effect to avoid being an iceball.

    #4:  All non-Africans have Neandertal mixture.  Neandertals lived in the harsh conditions near the edges of the ice sheets.  The traits which make civilization possible were forged in the fight against nature.

    #5-6:  Look at Americans for an example of what too much food does.  Also, look up “Liebig’s law of the minimum”.  Greenhouses can add lots of CO2 because their plants always have plenty of water nitrogen, phosphorus and potash.  Forests are usually limited by factors other than CO2.  Droughts and wildfires are particularly difficult for plant growth.

    #7:  Thin tundra soils will not support agriculture very well.

    #8:  See above.  Also, greater CO2 promotes woody vines over trees.

    #9:  This is simply false.  Gaps in the network of weather stations have caused an underestimate of warming by half.

    Liberals have nothing but theories and computer models based on those theories to prop up their belief that human activity causes global warming.

    Thermometers and satellites are neither theories nor computer models.  It may please you to believe that, but it has no more basis than the assertions that Africans created the pyramids and flew through the air with the power of their minds.

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    If Neanderthals were a distinct species no hybrid can exist. Any offspring that might be possible would be sterile. If they were not a distinct species, then there is no reason to assume that there is a mixture with every race on earth, except one. Half-truths being whole lies and all, thought I would try to clear this up.

  • Super Hamster

    The left moonbats feeds on lies. Like plant’s feed on CO2 its just natural.

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  • @ half-truth #2 Attempts to settle unsettled areas frequently failed in bygone eras. Sometimes it was too cold. Sometimes mosquitoes and malaria picked off the colonists. We now live in all areas of Earth except deserts and beneath the oceans. “Moving tropical conditions to the poles” is a strawman argument. Nobody is arguing that we should have “tropical” conditions at the poles. We just want crops to grow in northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, etc,

  • Mr. Rational

    You are way behind the times.  Start catching up with this:

  • Mr. Rational

    Gaining Ontario while losing Iowa, Kansas, Illinois and Ohio is a very poor trade.

    The chairman of the board of Cargill warns that yields of all major grain crops could drop as much as 20% in the next 25 years.  That’s not some fringe wacko group, that’s Cargill.  You’re effectively saying you know more about agriculture than he does, which is nucking futz.

  • ThisObamaNation

    Sadly, The Real Facts Don’t Factor Into A Left-Tards Thinking At All.

  • Son of the Rabbit People

    Fluff pieces aren’t science. Two different species can not produce offspring capable of reproduction. Sorry.

  • Hologram5
  • Hologram5

    You have just described, in detail, the theory behind refrigeration. ALL HVAC systems do not cool the air, they remove the heat from the air causing a cooling effect by using the process of evaporation.

  • Mr. Rational

    There’s Neandertal DNA in you, whether you believe it or not:

    Also, you treat “species” as if it was a binary rather than fuzzy distinction.  It’s not.  Dogs, coyotes and wolves are a single species.  Horses and donkeys have diverged enough that they can produce live offspring, but they are mostly infertile.  Neandertals and the out-of-Africa hominids were related more like dogs and wolves than horses and donkeys.

  • WingMann

    The facts are irrelevant to Leftists because “the issue is never the issue”. Once you accept that, everything they do begins to make perfect sense.

  • Americangirl5

    If they stopped talking, there would be less hot air in the atmosphere. Or is it cold air we need to worry about now? They have me confused because none of it is real.

  • Exile1981

    #9 – your partly correct, the initial spike in temperatures was caused by the russians shutting down hundreds of the most northerly temperature stations. It skewed the results to show a spike, but there has been no change since then.

  • RKae

    And here we were told that the “hip” Obama administration was peopled with young, computer savvy geniuses.

    Live ‘n’ learn.

  • RKae

    Thermometers and satellites are neither theories nor computer models.

    Nearly 18 years: no warming. None.

    Better go have a chat with those thermometers and satellites.

  • Donna M

    And don’t even get the methane gas and flatulance argument started!
    These morons don’t even connect that it results as a breakdown, by product from the carbon cycle. Composting and decomposition blame it on the Crebs Cycle and bacteria.

  • Callawyn

    Yesterday, Drudge linked to an article proving that at least two of the global temperature databases had fabricated all their data, and all past data, about 14 years ago. He proved this simply by comparing their current publications to their own publications of data up to the year 2000. They basically went back and lowered all temperatures in the 20th century up to the mid-80’s while raising temperatures after that date.

    “18 years” – what we know now is that 1934 was a HOTTER year than 1998. We’ve been in a cooling cycle for about 80 years now, not just 18. All you have to do is look at the published data – what they published before 2000, and you’ll see the extent of the fraud.

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  • Agrippa

    We are indeed in the latter phase of the warming period of the late Pleistocene Age. It could start getting colder (and we’re talking really, really f’in cold!) at any time, including starting tomorrow. If that occurs, instead of worrying about “high CO2 levels,” the Libtard Envirofascists will be screaming: “More CO2! Fast as we can!”.
    How many millions will freeze to death — incalculable. Let’s just say: legion . . .

  • Louisiana Steve

    More CO2 can only mean less O2. Therefore, I submit that rising CO2 levels will deprive the brain of oxygen thus resulting in a direct increase in liberal thought.

  • Rob

    I heard the brontosaurus type dinosaurs single-assedly matched the entire modern production of methane, not including the hot gasses emitted by the global warming brigades, without boiling the planet.

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