Greenpeace Founder Debunks Media Climate Change Narratives

Founder says his organization was “hijacked” by the left.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore said he left his organization because it was being used by the political left for money and power.
  • Moore made his comments in an email obtained by journalists who reported that the environmental change leader says political activists in North America and Europe have changed the organization.
  • According to Moore, who left Greenpeace in 1986, just 15 years after he co-founded the organization, Greenpeace is no longer science-based, but a political fundraising organization.
  • Moore said in the email that the group is focused on public persona and storylines that will cause guilt and fear for the purpose of garnering monetary support.
  • The former Greenpeace leader said that while it typically happens in secret, political operatives from the U.N., World Economic Forum, and other groups have gained major influence over his former group.
QUOTES FROM MOORE:
  • “Greenpeace was ‘hijacked’ by the political left when they realized there was money and power in the environmental movement. [Left-leaning] political activists in North America and Europe changed Greenpeace from a science-based organization to a political fundraising organization,” Moore said.
  • “The ‘environmental’ movement has become more of a political movement than an environmental movement,” the Greenpeace co-founder said. “They are primarily focused on creating narratives, stories, that are designed to instill fear and guilt into the public so the public will send them money.”
  • According to the group’s co-founder, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] is “not a science organization,” Moore said. “It is a political organization composed of the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Program.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Trouble with the green platform has become personal in some areas of Europe, as Switzerland threatens to jail those who heat their homes too much in the winter.
  • A piece of proposed legislation in the nation that hosts the World Economic Forum would set legal limits on the use of heat during the winter as the country reportedly faces energy shortages.