or tolerant of what the organization has become. Or bad science. Or climate-change hysteria.
Why then did I leave Greenpeace after 15 years in the leadership? When
Greenpeace began we had a strong humanitarian orientation, to save
civilization from destruction by all-out nuclear war. Over the years the
“peace” in Greenpeace was gradually lost and my organization, along
with much of the environmental movement, drifted into a belief that
humans are the enemies of the earth. I believe in a humanitarian
environmentalism because we are part of nature, not separate from it.
The first principle of ecology is that we are all part of the same
ecosystem, as Barbara Ward put it, “One human family on spaceship
Earth”, and to preach otherwise teaches that the world would be better
off without us. As we shall see later in the presentation there is very
good reason to see humans as essential to the survival of life on this
Very good read, go take a look.