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Environmentalist For the Future
by Lacy Gray, click here for bio
Program: Food Forethought
Date: July 17, 12
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When a founding member of Greenpeace becomes an outspoken former member denouncing the group’s current philosophy and practices, it makes one perk up and take notice. Dr. Patrick Moore is now the Chairman and Chief Scientist of Green Spirit Strategies Limited located in Vancouver, British Columbia; a group he founded in 1991in order to develop environmental policy based on science and logic, something he states Greenpeace no longer adheres to. Moore is strongly opposed to environmental fear mongering. He states that “many environmental groups have drifted into self-serving cliques with narrow vision and rigid ideology”. In other words, much like the very entities they at first set out to change and educate. Dr. Moore believes that somewhere between the doomsayers predicting the collapse of the global ecosystem and the technological optimists who believe we can solve the world’s problems with science and technology is the true answer to improving the state of the environment, one that is based on science and logic along with a sizable helping of good old common sense. Finally, there seems to be an “environmentalist for the future”.
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