Patrick Moore: Should We Celebrate Carbon Dioxide? | GWPF

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2015 Annual
– Should We Celebrate |

In his 2015 Annual , argued for celebrating , stating that it is “the most life-giving substance along with water on this planet” and that it is doing the world a lot of good. 

He suggested that human emissions of have saved life on Earth from a very untimely end and that the increase in in the atmosphere from human emissions is spurring increased growth of crops, forests, and plants. Moore's has been a vocal advocate for the benefits of , emphasising its role as a building block of life on Earth and its positive impact on plant growth. His views on and are not aligned with the mainstream scientific “consensus”, which attributes human-induced emissions to and .

Patrick Albert Moore is a Canadian industry consultant, former activist, and an early member and past president of Canada. He co-founded and served as a leader in the international environmental field for over four decades. Since leaving in 1986, Moore has criticised the environmental movement for what he sees as scare tactics and disinformation, saying that the environmental movement “abandoned science and logic in favour of emotion and sensationalism”. Moore has also published a photo-book on forests and the role they can play in solving some current environmental problems. He has given keynote speeches based on his book “Confessions of a Dropout,” where he argues for rethinking conventional wisdom about the environment and provides new ways to see the world. Moore is a realist and has a comprehensive understanding of the geologic time scale, allowing him to contextualise , concentrations in the atmosphere, and extreme weather events.

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Source: 2015 Annual GWPF Lecture – Patrick Moore

Source: 2015 Annual GWPF Lecture – Patrick Moore


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