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Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works there is no scientific evidence that humans are the primary cause of recent global warming. Moore also noted global warming is occurring at a modest pace and does not seriously threaten human welfare regardless of its cause.
â??There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earthâ??s atmosphere over the past 100 years,â?ť said Moore. â??If there were such a proof, it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.â?ť
â??Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on Earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species,â?ť Moore added.
After co-founding Greenpeace in 1971, Moore remained active with the environmental organization through 1986. Moore testified that after 15 years as a top Greenpeace official, he left the organization because it had become more motivated by leftist politics than environmentalism. Moore observed environmental activist groupsâ?? focus on global warming issues since the late 1980s fits this disturbing trend, with political agendas rather than sound science driving global warming alarmism.
â??After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took a sharp turn to the political left, and began to adopt policies that I could not accept from my scientific perspective,â?ť he said. â??Climate change was not an issue when I abandoned Greenpeace, but it certainly is now.â?ť
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