Former Greenpeace Director Patrick Moore maintains criticism of controversial NGO

Since leaving the organisation he helped found in the 1970s, Patrick Moore has been heavily critical of Greenpeace - a stance he holds to this day

by The Humph on 17 December 2012 16:24

Supporters and detractors of Greenpeace alike will be familiar with co-founder Patrick Moore’s stance on the controversial NGO; he basically doesn’t think much of it at all.

And he’s not letting up.

According to quotes reported by New Zealand-based website, Moore has suggested that Greenpeace should not gain charitable status in New Zealand.

It’s worth quoting from the article at length since it makes for some seriously uncomfortable reading for the anti-growth group:

"I find Greenpeace’s latest attempt to seek charitable status in New Zealand via the Charities Registration Board to be ironic," said Moore, adding: "My view is that the organization I helped found and lead during the 70s and 80s is anything but charitable today."

"Since I left Greenpeace, its members, and the majority of the movement, have adopted policy after policy that reflects their anti-human bias, illustrates their rejection of science and technology, and actually increases the risk of harm to people and the environment.”

"Greenpeace has a zero tolerance for genetically modified food crops, even though this technology reduces pesticide use and improves nutrition for people who suffer from malnutrition."

"They are opposed nuclear energy, even though it is the best technology to replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while meeting growing electricity demand."

A formidable combination of blows there from Moore; but he saves the best till last:

"There’s no reason to reward Greenpeace’s misinformation campaigns with a subsidy from New Zealand taxpayer.”

Hear him, hear him.

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