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Greenpeace Leader Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration: Death Blow to Global Warming Tax? (video)

Posted By on August 19, 2009

Greenpeace admits their 'exaggeration' about Arctic ice melting... so, we're facing global cooling? Polar bear populations are 5 times higher than they were 50 years ago

Greenpeace admits their 'exaggeration' about Arctic ice melting... so, we're facing global cooling? Polar bear populations are 5 times higher than they were 50 years ago

Wow, I never thought I’d see this. Great writeup on it at Big Hollywood about Greenpeace’s *cough* exaggeration *cough*.

In MY house, we would call that a bold-faced lie, but Greenpeace is too busy pretending to save the planet, baby, so heck, they can justify and embrace their “exaggeration.” Highly suspicious “exaggeration,” Gerd. Tsk, tsk…

In the video below, Gerd Leipold, the outgoing leader of Greenpeace, admitted that his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by the year 2030 was “a mistake.” Greenpeace said in a July 15 press release that there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming. BBC reporter Stephen Sackur on the “Hardtalk” program pressed Leipold until he admitted the claim was wrong. He also said that “emotionalizing” the global warming issue was the right thing to do.

I’m sure MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN will be jumping on this clarification right away to inform the public about the “exaggeration/mistake” of global warming… yeah, right.

Congress should be shredding up that gazillion-page Waxman-Markey bill, with its appalling cap-and-tax nightmare for American families and businesses, about now… but I think too many Democrat leaders are still hiding out in fear from their angry voters about the government-run health care debacle.

BBC: Greenpeace Leader Gerd Leipold Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration/Mistake | August 18, 2009

A few comments from readers at Big Hollywood:

From Frank S.

Greenpeace is amazing… they convince people that they are the ones doing the right thing, but actually, they are the ones not telling the truth or the whole story. What a bunch of manipulators and trying to play off of people’s emotions since they know their facts dont support what is actually happening.

They should not only be ashamed of themselves, but they should stop all of this alarmism of global warming, which they dont actually say anymore since it is not happening. They, because they and most other environmentalist know they are wrong, now conveniently say ‘climate change’ rather than global warming.

But, as shown here, when push comes to shove, the do admit it… bravo… but now they should really admit it and get it over with and saves millions of lives. I challenge, and we should all ask for this, Greenpeace to admit that their recent claim about the arctic ice was incorrect. They need to go on the record. We all deserve the truth, so Greenpeace … stop the lies.

From PJD13:

One can only hope this will lead to more American news outlets questioning organizations like Greenpeace, but I’m not expecting it any time soon.

From JenFromCincy:

Finally, a concession that may lead towards truth. Hopefully others in the forefront of the Warming movement will take steps to admit they were wrong as well, and we can finally be done with the chaos and doomsday scenarios…as well as squiggly lightbulbs.

From truliberty:

Standard methodology of radical environmentalists. Gross exaggeration to get support and bargain their position. Sort of like when you want X amount for services, so ask for X+10% to have some wiggle room. I was at a conference of “sustainable” building way back in my college days (yep, green and “liberal” back then) and one of the presenters matter of fact stated they need to exaggerate to get the concessions they want from the capitalists. Oh, to be young and naive. What they didn’t talk about is how those evil capitalists have, whether intentionally or not, improved the standard of living of people in the poorest parts of the world. So sure while some people live better than others, the poor are living better lives also. But that’s not the issue, it is “equality” isn’t it? Even if the “equality” isn’t really equal and causes stagnation, lack of true progress, even reversal of living conditions. No thanks, I’d prefer the evil capitalists and free trade, I’m a true liberal (for freedom) and progressive (for progress)

Additional reading:
Gateway Pundit: Junk Scientist Al Gore Takes On “Denier” Sarah Palin and Brrrr… It’s Snowing in North Dakota– In June! and Brrrr… Arctic Sea Ice Levels Are Up By 1,000,000 Square Kilometers and and Brrrr… Antarctic Ice Melt at Lowest Level in Recorded History and Brrrr… Record Low Temps in 31 States– 256 New Records and Brrrr… “Shivering” Al Gore Gets Put on Ice
Per Strandberg, Global Warming And The Climate: Facts About Global Warming!
JunkScience: Feature: Checking their homework
Christopher C. Horner, Big Government: Climate Alert: “We Must Substantiate Planet Warming!” and Obama Cap-and-Trade Scheme: What do “necessairly skyrocket” and “bankrupt” mean? and Who Is and Who Isn’t Qualified to Speak on Global Warming
Prison Planet: Greenpeace Leader Admits Organization Put Out Fake Global Warming Data
GayPatriot: “The warming is taking a break… There can be no argument about that”
Bulletproof Diction: Chevy Volt: An Exercise in Futility
The B.S. Report: Empty-Headed Michigan Senator Feels “Volatility” Of Global Warming When She’s Flying; Flying On What?
Jeremy D. Boreing, Big Hollywood: ‘Not Evil, Just Wrong’: The Human Cost of Environmentalism
Barking Moonbat: Where Is Al Gore? July 22: Worst snowstorm in 50 years hits Buenos Aires.
Frugal Café Blog Zone: NYT Publishes Desperate, Silly Nonsense about Global Warming Hoax: John Kerry Now Claims “Climate Change” Will Threaten National Security and Big Hollywood Writer Ari David Running for Congress in CA, Against Henry “Global Warming Tax” Waxman and
Today’s Best Rush Limbaugh Quotes: Boffo Quips on Obama, Moderates, and Socialized Health Care
and Polar Bear Numbers Surge to 50-Year High, Obama’s Approval Rating Plunges to New Dismal Low and Just How Bad Is the HR 2454 Energy Tax Bill? Greenpeace Won’t Back It and No “Global Warming” in Arizona – Coldest June on Record Since 1913
Climate Skeptic: Warm Weather and Prosperity
Neoavatara: Does Obama Just Not Get It?
Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney, Big Hollywood: Greenpeace Urges ‘Astroturfing’ to Counter Revelation of Lies
Wellsy’s World: Cap and trade, with public option health care, will harm our economy
James Pethokoukis, Reuters: Why Obama might have just killed Obamacare
The Patriot’s Mind: Is America Waking Up? – Global Warming is a Hoax? and EPA Suppressed Own Report that Questions Global Warming!
National Black Chamber of Commerce: NBCC Study Finds Waxman-Markey Reduces GDP by $350 Billion: New study finds Waxman-Markey could cost 2.5 million U.S. jobs each year through 2030 and reduce earnings
American Spectator: Confusion, Not Clarification
Michelle Malkin: Snort: Axelrod to lecture on “Integrity in Public Service” and Obama, Soros, Petrobras, Brazil & offshore drilling double standards and Question: Which SNL comedian will play Debbie Stabenow? and Desperation: Dems sell global warming as national security threat and Colorado’s Democrat governor refuses to endorse cap and tax and Cap-and-tax 8 hypocrisy watch: Reichert’s GaGa gag and Unshocked by Gary Locke and The whitewashing of Gary Locke — and why Tucker Carlson deserved to be booed and Culture of corruption watch: “Put nothing in writing…ever” and Cap and Tax 8 Watch: A letter to Dave Reichert and Get ready for health care tax-apalooza and Al Gore: If you question global warming cult, you’re a Nazi and Back to business: Stop the cap-and-tax bill and Cap-and-tax: Inhofe says it’s “dead in the water” and Obama to Democrats: Lincoln wants you to pass cap and trade and Video: EPA dissenter Alan Carlin speaks and Cap-and-Tax 8 Watch: Follow the money and Cap-and-tax job loss chart of the day; Plus: A Senate reading assignment
Fire Andrea Mitchell!: Obama likes offshore drilling off Brazil why? Because George Soros just repositioned himself in Petrobras for dividends
Citizen-Right: Dem Gary Locke Commerce Secretary nominee close ties to campaign finance crook John Huang
Sister Toldjah: Waxman: Not supporting Obama’s agenda means you are “against America” Climate Change Measure Should Be Set Aside, U.S. Senators Say
Track-A-‘Crat: Time To Put This Dog Down Beware of Spontaneous Human Combustion!
Dirty Democrats: Commerce Secretary Gary Locke Says US Should Pay For China’s Emissions
Beltway Snark: China’s Emission Problems All Our Fault
Stop The ACLU: How Dare Those Incas Thrive When It Was Warm!
The Anchoress, First Things: No, you can’t see the numbers; the King is a Fink Another Dem Governor Thinks Waxman-Markey is a Turkey
NEOAVATARA: Why We Need A New Path On Global Climate Change
Dwight Schultz, Big Hollywood: Obama’s EPA Ignores Inconvenient Truths
Prison Planet: IPCC Scientists Caught Producing False Data To Push Global Warming
Heritage Foundation: Beware of Cap and Trade Climate Bills
Christian Toto, Big Hollywood: Interview: ‘Not Evil Just Wrong’s’ Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney
Blue Crab Boulevard: So, What’s To Hate In The Marxman-Wacky Bill?
Hot Air Green Room: A Howard Dean Classic: Your Child Being Freed From Asthma Will Pay for Cap & Trade
The Daley Gator: One of the Turncoat Eight RINOs explains his vote for cap and trade
VotingFemale Speaks!: Sarah Palin Calls out Obama & Co on Giving Billions of your Dollars to Develop Oil Fields In Brazil instead of the USA and Cap and Trade GOP Eight; The Sellouts of America
Leigh Scott, Big Hollywood: Kill Polar Bears, Drink Coke to Save the Planet!
Jim Blazsik: Peace through strength: a Reagan lesson for Barack Obama
The West Coast Outpost: Obama voters about to get punk’d
Burt Prelutsky, Big Hollywood: Principles? Leftists Don’t Need No Stinking Principles
Vets On The Watch: Earth Cooling Not Warming
Hot Air: Video: The National Debt Road Trip and Palin on cap-and-trade: Job-killer

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3 Responses to “Greenpeace Leader Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration: Death Blow to Global Warming Tax? (video)”

  1. This type of this is exactly why we made Not Evil Just Wrong. This kind of alarmist tendency is…well alarming. We need to get to make this information common knowledge. Please check out Not Evil Just Wrong and consider hosting a party.

  2. GreenHearted says:

    Interesting that the most recent research shows that Greenpeace was wrong in the other direction. The Arctic summer sea ice could disappear as early as 2013 (Zwally; Vincent) and probably within 10 years (Wadhams). When that Arctic summer sea ice goes, the $#@! will hit the climate change fan in the northern hemisphere, cuz that ice is what keeps our summers livable — and our agriculture possible.

    If something turns around and the Arctic summer sea ice disappears later than now predicted, great!! But if we don’t make drastic changes to our greenhouse gas output, it *will* disappear, and very likely within the lifetime of today’s children.

    So, bless you, please, for the sake of the young ones in your life, start learning how to grow your own food *in a changing, unpredictable* climate. It would be the frugal thing to do, no?

    Best wishes,
    J Johnston
    (whacked out leftwing radical whatever who loves the children of all species, including yours)

    • admin says:

      It appears that many of your links are citing the same old “research” from March 2009. This is not evidence, only regurgitation of the same piece… read all the other links I’ve posted on myriad pieces, many from this past week, including watching the debunking of Al Gore’s film in the documentary “Not Evil Just Wrong.”

      Here is one link that is in the “sweep” you provided that DEBUNKS the claim, from Climate Sanity: — I’m sure there are more that don’t support but debunk global warming that you inadvertently included (OOPS) within your search results links. Really should read the contents of the links you provide on blogs… you accidentally proved yourself wrong.

      The junk science/faulty and selective data used are exposed in countless other articles, including the hundreds that are on the website, by climate expert Steven Milloy (Milloy’s background: Milloy holds a B.A. in Natural Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Health Sciences in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center. He has authored more than 500 articles or columns, many of which expose global warming as a hoax or science using selective or faulty data). Milloy has scientifically debunked global warming as a hoax. The EPA has admitted they ignored or cherry-picked data to come to the conclusion they wanted. Same with the IPCC. AccuWeather, with its team of professional climatologists, has a number of videos and articles, using satellite data, to debunk this “melting of the ice” and “global warming” nonsense.

      Global warming is a scam, as is cap and trade.