Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Greenpeace Takes On Reality!

Gore, Greenpeace (e.g., Myths) vs. Facts

Ice-Sheets actually growing… another Gore fopaux.

Some more on this topic…

Satellite radar altimetry measurements indicate that the East Antarctic ice-sheet interior north of 81.6°S increased in mass by 45 ± 7 billion metric tons per year from 1992 to 2003. Comparisons with contemporaneous meteorological model snowfall estimates suggest that the gain in mass was associated with increased precipitation. A gain of this magnitude is enough to slow sea-level rise by 0.12 ± 0.02 millimeters per year.

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Missouri–Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA.

2 Desert Research Institute, University and Community College System of Nevada, Reno, NV 89512, USA.

3 Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.

4 Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.

Obviously there is a disconnect with the Left and their politicization of almost verything they touch. From marriage to environment, they echo as well as emulate themselves the statement made by the co-founder of Green-Peace:

(Patrick Moore in 1971 pictured along with other Greenpeacers in the photo) “I now find that many environmental groups have drifted into self-serving cliques with narrow vision and rigid ideology…. many environmentalists are showing signs of elitism, left-wingism, and downright eco-fascism. The once politically centrist, science-based vision of environmentalism has been largely replaced with extremist rhetoric. Science and logic have been abandoned and the movement is often used to promote other causes such as class struggle and anti-corporatism. The public is left trying to figure out what is reasonable and what is not.”

That statement is one that not only extends to modern environmentalists, but also the New Left! Listen to him yourself:

Dennis Miller interviews Co-Founder of Greenpeace:

Two small clips (one about 1:30, the other is just over a minute) from Penn & Teller on nuclear power:

What they are pointing out here is that the environmentalists have no alternative… just rhetoric. All their rhetoric is good for is the anti-capitalism the New Left has adopted from their 60’s revolutionary underpinnings. One thing I often hear in response to the positive aspects of nuclear energy is “how do we get rid of the waste?” And this is the crux of the matter. Technology spurred on by capitalist competition and not socialist stagnation (health-care for example) that is exemplified in the “lemon” will and is making way for new technologies to rid us of nuclear waste – safely!

Interview with Charlie Kronick, hed of Climate –Campaigne for Greenpeace. He mentions that no science would dissuade their stance on nuclear power (typical of the left):