Moore on AGW

March 1, 2014

On Wednesday, The Washington Times reported that Patrick Moore made a statement to a Senate committee this week.

Greenpeace co-founder says ‘no scientific proof’ humans cause climate change

A co-founder of Greenpeace told a Senate panel on Tuesday that there is no scientific evidence to back claims that humans are the “dominant cause” of climate change.

Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like Greenpeace use faulty computer models and scare tactics in further promoting a political agenda, Fox News reported.

Here’s Mr. Moore’s full statement (in PDF) from the Senate’s site.

Naturally, this caused some reaction on the ‘net. MediaMatters response is:

Who Is Patrick Moore? A Look At The Former Greenpeace Member’s Industry Ties And Climate Denial
Patrick Moore’s Climate Misinformation Is Nothing New

Conservative media are latching on to the climate change denial of Patrick Moore, who has masqueraded as a co-founder of Greenpeace. But Moore has been a spokesman for nuclear power and fossil fuel-intensive industries for more than 20 years, and his denial of climate change — without any expertise in the matter — is nothing new.

And at Watts Up With That, we have:

Confessions of a ‘Greenpeace Dropout’ to the U.S. Senate on climate change

Our friend Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, went before the U.S. Senate yesterday to tell his story as it relates to global warming/climate change. It is well worth your time to read. WUWT readers may recall that since Dr. Moore has decided to speak out against global warming and for Golden Rice, Greenpeace is trying to disappear his status with the organization, much like people were disappeared in Soviet Russia.

I won’t try to argue my view of global warming since I’m no expert. It’s a very complicated topic and not all the experts agree. But I liked John Christy’s statement to the same Senate committee in August of 2012.

Christy and Roy Spencer maintain a dataset of satellite temperature measurements.

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