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Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris

Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris

Turning the heat on climate change activists

After the San Bernardino terror attack, California Governor Jerry Brown stopped by the city on his way out the the UN Climate Conference that is continuing this week.

Brown, a leading advocate of creating climate change policies that have chilled the economy of the Golden State, was invited to speak.

The reception was...unexpected.

Gov. Jerry Brown, at the conclusion of a speech here Tuesday, was heckled by a group of protesters opposed to carbon offset programs they said could hurt indigenous people.

Brown, accompanied by several South American governors at a 19th century mansion in Paris, had finished brief remarks urging further efforts to counteract climate change when protesters started yelling, “No REDD.”

The acronym is used by The Governors’ Climate and Forest Task Force, of which California is a part, to describe programs to promote reduced emissions from deforestation and land use. California officials have considered ways to link the state’s cap-and-trade program, in which polluters pay to offset carbon emissions, to tropical rainforests in Chiapas, Mexico and Acre, Brazil.

Outside the venue, Tom Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network said that such a system could prevent indigenous people from working on their land.

“I think Brown needs to be very concerned about his legacy,” Goldtooth said.

Actually, the legacy train has already left the station, between Brown’s “high speed train to nowhere” and the nickname, Governor Moonbeam.

Meanwhile, another former California Governor has some hot words for climate change deniers:

Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t give a damn if you believe in climate change.

In a Facebook post Monday, the former California governor and Terminator wrote a tirade in response to the comments and questions he gets from climate change skeptics— “even those of you who use four letter words.” He asked readers to put aside their doubts about climate change and consider other impacts of carbon emissions. “I don’t give a damn if you believe in climate change,” he wrote, arguing that a commitment to alternative energy doesn’t require agreeing with climate change.

Finally, some climate change deniers are learning the value of “punching back twice as hard” and turning the heat on eco-activists.

Dr Will Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, has been one of the scientists leading the charge against the bad science behind climate change assertions. I have reported on his work.

He has been the target of harassment by Green Peace members, as this video of a the Ted Cruz-led Sub-Committee hearing on Space, Science and Competitiveness of the US shows.

As a result, the co-founder of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore is calling in the FBI on Greenpeace for what he perceives as RICO/racketeering violations in attempt to smear Happer as “on the take” from big oil.

Moore’s analysis of Greenpeace results is accurately brutal:

Now Greenpeace has knowingly made itself the sworn enemy of all life on Earth. By opposing capitalism, it stands against the one system of economics that has been most successful in regulating and restoring the environment.

By opposing the use of DDT inside the homes of children exposed to the anopheles mosquito that carries malaria, Greenpeace contributed to the deaths of 40 million people and counting, most of them children. It now pretends it did not oppose DDT, but the record shows otherwise. On this as on so many issues, it got the science wrong. It has the deaths of those children on what passes for its conscience.

By opposing fossil-fueled power, it not only contributes to the deaths of many tens of millions every year because they are among the 1.2 billion to whom its campaigns deny affordable, reliable, clean, continuous, low-tech, base-load, fossil-fueled electrical power: it also denies to all trees and plants on Earth the food they need.

Paradoxically, an organization that calls itself “Green” is against the harmless, beneficial, natural trace gas that nourishes and sustains all green things. Greenpeace is against greenery.

Moore then provides details how his former organization tried to bait Happer into being bought, and failed miserably.

I am profoundly dismayed that the organization I founded – an organization that once did good work addressing real environmental concerns – has descended to what I consider to be criminality and also proposes to descend to libel.

Accordingly, I have decided to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Greenpeace’s dishonest and disfiguring attempt at entrapment of Professor Happer, whom I know to be a first-rate scientist, one of the world’s half-dozen most eminent and experienced physicists, and one who would never provide any scientific advice unless in his professional opinion that advice was correct.

It warms my heart to see eco-activists challenged so openly. Let’s hope it continues.


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Dr. Patrick Moore is a brave man and a true scientist.

Go Enlightenment…!!!

    Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to Ragspierre. | December 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Dr. Patrick Moore is a a true scientist.

    As is Dr. Happer, who acted decisively on his evidence and cleared the hearing room of weasels.

Noblesse Oblige | December 9, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Gov. moonbeam is living proof of the long term cognitive-killing effects of LSD.

PARIS — One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state.

But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.

Regulations, he said at an event with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer at an art museum in the city, “work hand in glove” with innovation, forcing companies to adapt to cleaner technologies. Brown held out the introduction of the catalytic converter and the proliferation of renewable energy as examples of industry responding to regulation.

“You do have to have, at the end of the day, a regulation, a law,” he said. “Progress comes from well-designed regulatory objectives that business then follows.”

Later, at the site where world leaders are meeting to negotiate a climate pact outside of Paris, Brown urged a small crowd to “never underestimate the coercive power of the central state in the service of good.”

“You can be sure California is going to keep innovating, keep regulating,” the Democratic governor said. “And, shall I say, keep taxing.”

Controversially, many green-energy businesses benefit from government subsidies or policies to reduce greenhouse gases.

JackRussellTerrierist | December 10, 2015 at 2:01 am

There will be no awakening in CA, folks. Write it off. It is the land of the dumbed-down, the brainwashed, the sharkskin suits and the carpet-baggers.

The financial rape of CA by the left started in the early 90s, and it has proceeded with the force and speed of a locomotive ever since.

It’s dead, Jim.

    You never know. In the pathetic times we live in, the unthinkable is very possible. (No better example than some malignant clown calling himself ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ being elected president – twice.) That said, California could split up into more than one state. (It should.)

    Or, in the next big earthquake, part of California might split-off and float-out into the sea. Hopefully taking Jerry Brown with it.