By Patrick Albert Moore
Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a smart Environmentalist is Dr. Patrick Moore's enticing firsthand account of his a long time spent because the final Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and chief within the organization's most sensible committee. Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to set up a extra good, science-based method of environmentalism. From strength independence to weather switch, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new gentle on probably the most debatable matters within the information this present day.
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Extra resources for Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
It is commonly believed that our ecological footprint can be measured directly from summing up the amount of resources we consume. This is one of the more dangerous myths in modern environmental thinking. It is dangerous because it leads people, young people in particular, to give up any hope of saving the environment from an eventual collapse due to overpopulation and overconsumption. I recently spoke to a Grade 11 class at an inner-city school in the Bronx. ” She took it for granted that climate change would soon kill us all.
Yet it is a useful term, a way of distinguishing relatively damaging technologies from ones that have less impact, if it is used objectively. But green is very much in the eye of the beholder. We have green jobs, green energy, green buildings, Greenpeace and Greenspirit. Green includes renewable, sustainable, and clean. “Greens” believe in green attributes but disagree widely on what should be included in the category. Many Greens oppose hydroelectric energy even though it is the largest source of renewable electricity.
Since I left Greenpeace, its members, and the majority of the movement, have adopted policy after policy that reflects their antihuman bias, illustrates their rejection of science and technology, and actually increases the risk of harm to people and the environment. They oppose forestry even though it provides our most abundant renewable resource. They have zero tolerance for genetically modified food crops, even though this technology reduces pesticide use and improves nutrition for people who suffer from malnutrition.