Dr. Patrick Moore, the co-founder of Greenpeace, went before the U.S. Senate to tell his story as it relates to global warming/climate change.
This is his submission. It is well worth your time to read.
Statement¬†of Patrick Moore, Ph.D.¬†Before¬†the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight
Chairman Whitehouse, Ranking Member Inhofe, and members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify at today‚Äôs hearing.
In 1971, as a PhD student in ecology I joined an activist group in a church basement in Vancouver Canada and sailed on a small boat across the Pacific to protest US Hydrogen bomb testing in Alaska. We became Greenpeace.
After 15 years in the top committee I had to leave as Greenpeace took a sharp turn to the political left, and began to adopt policies that I could not accept from my scientific perspective. Climate change was not an issue when I abandoned Greenpeace, but it certainly is now.
There is no¬†scientific proof¬†that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth‚Äôs atmosphere over the past 100 years. If there were such a proof it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states: ‚ÄúIt is¬†extremely likely¬†that human influence has been the¬†dominant cause¬†of the observed warming¬†since the mid-20th¬†century.‚ÄĚ (My emphasis)
‚ÄúExtremely likely‚ÄĚ is not a scientific term but rather a judgment, as in a court of law. The IPCC defines ‚Äúextremely likely‚ÄĚ as a ‚Äú95-100% probability‚ÄĚ. But upon further examination it is clear that these numbers are not the result of any mathematical calculation or statistical analysis. They have been ‚Äúinvented‚ÄĚ as a construct within the IPCC report to express ‚Äúexpert judgment‚ÄĚ, as determined by the IPCC contributors. ¬†¬† Read more »