A co-founder of the liberal environmental advocacy group Greenpeace separated the hyperbole from the climate change issue that has become its hallmark to get at the facts — and they don’t support the Al Gores of the world.
Patrick Moore, who holds a PhD in ecology, told Fox News host Sean Hannity Thursday that he left Greenpeace after 15 years when the group began taking up positions on issues unsupported by scientific fact.
He referred to man-made climate change theory as “a kind of nasty combination of extreme political ideology and a religious cult all rolled into one” — a perfect storm.
“It is a powerful convergence of interests among a very large number of elites, including politicians who want to make it seem as though they are saving the world, environmentalists who want to raise money and get control over very large issues like our entire energy policy, media for sensationalism, universities and professors for grants – you can’t hardly get a science grant these days without saying it has something to do with climate change,” he said.
As a result, funds are being misspent and poorly allocated.
“There are millions of children dying every day from preventable vitamin deficiencies and diseases and we’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars on a problem that may not exist.”
He emphasized that climate models, popularly used to make predictions, are notoriously unreliable. “You could learn more about the future by throwing a bunch of bones on the ground.”
Watch the exchange via Fox News.