Along with riling the Peruvian government (which has pledged to file criminal charges against the offending activists) and damaging the site, the situation has drawn a rift between environmentalists.
Greg Laden, an outspoken climate hawk, biological anthropologist, and archaeologist who studies historical sites like the Nazca lines, has seen it personally. “There are people that have contacted me privately and publicly who are allies in climate discussion who think we should not react too strongly because they want to preserve Greenpeace as a legitimate organization,” he said. “I don’t think they understand the significance of the situation.”
Or they do, but they don't care; the message is more important than some old man-made scars on Ma Gaia, right?
His outrage is shared by most, though in private, most environmental advocates — including many within Greenpeace USA — are shell-shocked. They are heartbroken at the damage to the Nazca Lines, humiliated about the fallout, and plagued with debilitating disbelief that the situation was allowed to occur. They want to know who the responsible parties were within Greenpeace International, and they want to remind people of all the good that Greenpeace has done for the climate and environment in the past.
"Hey, we're the GOOD people, remember? We're trying to save you idiots from yourselves, so stop yelling at us!"
Gee, you'd think they didn't want people to see the pictures for some reason...
In an interview Tuesday morning with C-SPAN, former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed that secret photos taken by the White House photographer have never been released to the public, and current White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was the one keeping them secret.
Speaking of White House weenies,
“We know beyond any reasonable doubt that humans are the main cause of the warming of the earth’s climate that has been measured over the past few decades. The warming is unequivocal.Followed by
“While the climate of the earth has changed over the millennia as a result of natural factors – principally changes in the tilt and orientation of the earth’s axis and rotation, and in the shape of its orbit around the sun – those changes occur far too gradually to have noticeable effects over a period of mere decades. In their current phases, moreover, they would be gradually cooling the earth – taking us to another ice age – if they weren’t being more than offset by human-caused warming.”So the 'unequivocal' warming(that isn't) is saving us from, or delaying, the next ice age. That's got to be a problem for the warmenists: do they cheer the ice age for trying to wipe out most icky humans, or thank warming for keeping them from freezing their bahoogies off?
They just can't stand people not falling into the 'inclusiveness and diversity' line: thousands making quiet, non-violent protest against mass immigration and 'tolerance' of radical muslims, and you get called 'nazis in pinstripes' by the government. Yeah, that's going to go over well.