Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on August 19, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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)
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