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.
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.DONATE
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