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Hypocrisy Takes Wing: The Greenpeace Manager Who Flies To Work

OF course we should never look at what our betters actually do: their function is to tell us what to do, not to live up to the rules that they would impose upon us. So it is with those self-appointed moral arbiters at Greenpeace. We should not fly, oh no. For that would be there mere unwashed peasantry enjoying themselves. But when there’s a Greenpeace manager who happens to live in Luxembourg but his work is in Holland it’s fine for him to have a few flights a month to get between the two.

Think I’m kidding?

One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged.

Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, said he began “commuting between Luxembourg and Amsterdam” when he took the job in 2012 and currently made the round trip about twice a month.

The flights, at 250 euros for a round trip, are funded by Greenpeace, despite its campaign to curb “the growth in aviation”, which it says “is ruining our chances of stopping dangerous climate change”.

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Posted: 24th, June 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comments (2)


In photos: Greenpeace take on The Shard

YESTERDAY, six  female Greenpeace activists climbed all 72 floors of The Shard in central London, in protest at drilling in the Arctic. They chose The Shard because you can see the building from Shell’s head office, and it resembles a shard of ice.

And when they got to the top they…

A) Stuck a flag in it and claimed the building for Tibet

B) Signalled for help to the watching police helcopter

C) Marvelled at human ingenuity in building something so impressive on clay and sand

D) Unfurled a blue banner which was almost impossible to read

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Posted: 12th, July 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment


Where in hell do you want the Greenland mining pollution then, Greenpeace?

FROM the annals of really pig ignorant stupid environmentalism, we bring you a Greenpeace expert:

Jon Burgwald, an Arctic expert at Greenpeace, said that mining operations can bring pollution and destruction: “There could be some very harsh environmental consequences.”

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Posted: 1st, August 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1)


Those idiots at Greenpeace and shale gas

SO. What has been the effect of the American rush for shale gas then?

‘The shale gas boom in the US has led to a big drop in its carbon emissions, as power generators switch from coal to cheap gas. According to the International Energy Agency, US energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, fell by 450m tonnes over the past five years – the largest drop among all countries surveyed.’

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Posted: 24th, May 2012 | In: Money | Comment (1)


They’re All Wrong About Climate Change: All Of Them

THEY are all wrong about climate change. “All” being those who tell us that we’ve got to crush capitalism, localise, banish greed from the human heart……no, sorry, I’ve not the heart  to carry on with the tripe we get from Greenpeace and the like. But they are all wrong in what they tell us we must do about climate change. And the people who tell us so are the IPCC themselves.

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Posted: 11th, August 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment


IPPC Uses Greenpeace To Write It ‘Impartial’ Report On Climate Change

“COMPREHENSIVENESS, objectivity, openness and transparency” are the principles governing IPCC work, according to the organisation’s very own website, which then sets out in detail the principles and procedures of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writes Richard North.

Clearly, the use of Greenpeace and the trade association umbrella group, the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC), to co-author the latest IPCC renewables and mitigation report breaches every known concept of “objectivity”, with lead author Dr Sven Teske, an employee of Greenpeace International, referred to no less than seventy times in the report.

Quickly picked up by the blogosphere, the issue has quickly broken into the MSM, with The Mail and The Independent crawling all over what is such an egregious example of the IPCC ignoring its own principles.

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Posted: 17th, June 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


BP Urged To Pump More Bullshit Into News Gulf: Greenpeace Moves Bowels

THE sign outside the BP service station on Hampstead Road, London, says: “Closed. Moving beyond petroleum.”

Moving beyond petroleum… OK. But as a slogan it goes only halfway. What are we moving on towards? And how are we moving there? Are we moving on tofu? Clockwork? Bollocks? Can bollocks make energy? What about lies and information? If lies were info, BP shares would be surely soaring with every photoshop gush.

BP today announced losses of £11bn for the second quarter of this year and confirmed chief executive and jobbing Michael Sheen look-alike Tony Hayward will be replaced by Bob Dudley.

Or will he? If bullshit is power, BP needs to up its output.

Says Mr Hayward, displaying once more his gift for language:

“Sometimes you step off the pavement and get hit by a bus.”

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Posted: 28th, July 2010 | In: Money | Comments (4)


Greenpeace Warlord Mean Gene Hashmi Declares War On Global Warming Demnier

GREENPEACE India’s communications director, Gene Hashmi, has declared war on you. And you. And you, you scum.

The proper channels have failed. It’s time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and scepticism. If you’re one of those who believe that this is not just necessary but also possible, speak to us. Let’s talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like. If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fuelling spurious debates around false solutions and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this: We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.

Ok, Gene the Mean, where do we sign up for the fight? Gene. Gene!? Turns out that Gene is in Thailand and has no internet access.

goodbye internet. see you in june. +8° 0′ 59.22″, +98° 50′ 5.22″ http://bit.ly/tonsai

Here’s what Greenpeace says:

Ananth Guruswamy, Greenpeace International’s programme director, has just posted this message in place of the offending blog:

You’ve probably come here to read a blog post written by our colleague Gene, in which he included the line addressing climate sceptics: “We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.”

Well, we’ve taken down that post from our website. It’s very easy to misconstrue that line, take it out of context and suggest it means something wholly different from the practice of peaceful civil disobedience, which is what the post was about. Anyone who knows Gene knows he’s an entirely peaceful guy.

Here’s what he wrote:

What do you do when patient petitioning, protest marches and court orders fail? What do you do when all the protocols and cheat codes of democracy fail? This is what you do: you reclaim the language of democracy from the twisted bunch that have hijacked, cannibalized and subverted it.

Pressuring politicians on climate change is not working. We saw that in Copenhagen. Three months later, we also know why. Which is why the global climate movement now must do course-correction. We need to shift targets and go after the real termites that hollowed out and imploded Copenhagen.

Not Barosso, Obama or Wen Jiabao, but the real obstacles to the climate deal this planet deserves and demands. The oil and gas mafia running loose in New Delhi. The coal magnates that have Canberra by the short and curlies. The petrochemical giants that have placed a firm jackboot on the EU’s throat. The fossil fools and nuclear lobbyists that have Washington DC on speed-dial.

We need to hit them where it hurts most, by any means necessary: through the power of our votes, our taxes, our wallets, and more.

We need to be inclusive. We need to join forces with those within the climate movement that are taking direct action to disrupt the CO2 supply chain. We need to embrace the conservatives too, the ones that choose scientific rigour and court injunctions as their weapons.

And we need to inspire, engage and empower everyone in between… from the AirPlotters stopping the expansion of Heathrow by purchasing bits of the proposed runway to the volunteer activists that have been making life hell for fossil fuel lobbyists in the US.

Finally, we need to prove repeatedly, consistently, doggedly, that our alternative vision of a world that runs on clean energy isn’t just a prototype, it’s already in production.

Emerging battle-bruised from the disaster zone of Copenhagen, but ever-hopeful, a rider on horseback brought news of darkness and light: “The politicians have failed. Now it’s up to us. We must break the law to make the laws we need: laws that are supposed to protect society, and protect our future. Until our laws do that, screw being climate lobbyists. Screw being climate activists. It’s not working. We need an army of climate outlaws.”

The proper channels have failed. It’s time for mass civil disobedience to cut off the financial oxygen from denial and skepticism.

If you’re one of those who believe that this is not just necessary but also possible, speak to us. Let’s talk about what that mass civil disobedience is going to look like.

If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this:

We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work.

And we be many, but you be few.

Gene’s blog entry is about encouraging PEACEFUL civil disobedience – the kind of peaceful methods that liberated Gene’s country (India) from imperialism. Peaceful direct action is part of our core values.

Mean Green Gene is out there.

Posted: 7th, April 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)


Greenpeace Litters Mount Rushmore For Climate Change

greenpeaceGREENPEACE has defaced Mount Rushmore with litter to highlight the evils of man-made global warming.

Man will now arrive in cars and vans, and with winches and much huffing and puffing clean up the wilderness attraction. But why did they deface the site and not the Obama statue?

Greenpeace said the 11 climbers “took special care not to damage the monument, using existing anchors placed by the National Park Service for periodic cleaning.”

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Posted: 9th, July 2009 | In: Reviews | Comment


GM Ford And Crysler Keep The American Dream Burning

THREE CEOs – Rick Wagoner of GM, Alan Mulally of Ford, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler – are supporting the beleaguered trade in private jets by refusing to travel by anything else.

As ABC news reports:

THE CEOs of the big three automakers flew to the nation’s capital yesterday in private luxurious jets to make their case to Washington that the auto industry is running out of cash and needs $25 billion in taxpayer money to avoid bankruptcy. Even as their companies fail, Ford and GM CEOs continue lavish lifestyles.

Hats off to the trio for reminding the politicos wrestling with the economic crisis what it is Americans are fighting for. It’s the American dream, stoopid.

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Posted: 20th, November 2008 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (8)


Feed Homeless People To Washington Polar Bears

POLAR Bear Watch: Anorak’s look at polar bears in the news…

The tall mannequin beneath the polar bear head wore a tattered flannel shirt and dirty pants. Some onlookers said it was there for several hours, peering into the trash can at 14th and Irving streets Northwest until someone called police at 10 a.m.

Polar bears are upon us. Did he speak German? Says the Washington Post:

“It’s a suspicious package,” police spokespeople declared.

So in came the bomb squad and all the precautions of a post-Sept. 11 world.

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Posted: 17th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Global Warming: Vandals For Mother Nature

YOU can protest agsoint Kingsnorth Coal Plant if you can prove a link between it and global warming.

This from the Greenpeace website:

“The defence was that they had ‘lawful excuse’ – because they were acting to protect property around the world “in immediate need of protection” from the impacts of climate change, caused in part by burning coal.”

As Alex Lockwood says:

For example, protecting both the lowlying islands of Tuvalu, as well as the Kent coastline. NASA’s James Hansen testified that Kingsnorth could directly result in the extinction of 400 species due to climate change. The jurors were convinced, and acquitted all six campaigners. Some more background and analysis on lawful excuse.

Old Mr Anorak once obtained a policeman’s helmet in Belgravia, offering the plea before the Beak that he needed it to see if it suited him and would thus allow him satisfy his ambition to become a copper…

Posted: 13th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (3)