Thursday, August 20, 2009

Greenpeace caught lying about 'melting arctic ice';

anyone surprised?
The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.” Greenpeace made the claim in a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” which said there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming.

Under close questioning by BBC reporter Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program, Gerd Leipold, the retiring leader of Greenpeace, said the claim was wrong.

“I don’t think it will be melting by 2030. … That may have been a mistake,” he said
You think maybe? For more reasons than one?
Although he admitted Greenpeace had released inaccurate but alarming information, Leipold defended the organization’s practice of “emotionalizing issues” in order to bring the public around to its way of thinking and alter public opinion.
So flat-out lying is 'emotionalizing issues', is it? I do admit that sounds better than "We want to control your life, and we'll lie and cheat to do it."

If you doubt the 'control your life' part,
Leipold said later in the BBC interview that there is an urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in the United States and around the world. He said annual growth rates of 3 percent to 8 percent cannot continue without serious consequences for the climate.
Let's see, people in free and prosperous societies generally clean up the environment around them, wind up producing less pollution(remember the friggin' disaster the commies left behind in East Germany and other places?), and wind up with smaller families; but Greenpeace sees an 'urgent need' to suppress growth...

It appears Greenpeace doesn't love Nature; it hates people.


Tam said...

"mistake", "lie"; toe-may-toe, toe-mah-toe. ;)

Hoozyrdady said...

Wotta shame... so much for all that new real estate.