Great essay from Dr. Patrick Moore - Eco-Catastrophe

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Dr. Moore was one of the two original founders of Greenpeace. It used to be a science-based organization. I was a member then but dropped out when they started promoting rhetoric instead of science. Dr. Moore dropped out too - for the same reason.

From Watts Up With That:

Twelve Invisible Eco-Catastrophes and Threats of Doom That are Actually Fake
Some time ago it struck me that the majority of alleged environmental catastrophes and threats are invisible or very remote, thus making it virtually impossible for the average person to validate them through observation. Observations, along with replications of those observations, are the very foundation of the scientific method. Seeing is believing, and seeing the same result again and again under similar circumstances reinforces the belief. Is it possible that activist groups and the media choose to cite supposed catastrophes and threats that are invisible, very remote or both because the majority of people cannot verify them in person and therefore must rely on the activists, the media, and other third parties to tell them the truth? At the conclusion of this essay, the reader may judge. Here’s a list of some of the alleged invisible catastrophes and threats of doom, beginning with one of the former.

Coral reefs around the world are dying
This is only one of the many supposed catastrophes blamed on invisible human CO2 emissions and human-caused climate change. In April 2016 most major media outlets ran a story implying that 93% of the Great Barrier Reef, the largest in the world, was “dead”, “nearly dead”, or “dying”. This was all based on a report that 93% of reefs in the northern section had “some bleaching”. “Some” could be only 1 percent. And bleaching is not death or even dying. It is a normal occurrence during periods of high heat and the coral usually recovers. Of course, as with all species, some are dying and others are being born at any given time.

It is well known that the world’s warmest oceans are in the region of Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands. This area is called the Coral Triangle and it harbors the world’s largest number of coral species and the largest number of reef fish and other reef dwellers. Surely this puts to rest the assertion that the world’s seas are “too hot” for coral reefs due to climate change.

How is the average person in Europe or North America supposed to “see for themselves” what is really occurring? Not only is the reef thousands of miles away from most people and far offshore, it is below the surface of the sea. Hundreds of millions of people were told the reef was doomed when we now know much of the bleached coral has already recovered. But that fact was barely reported in major media outlets. Fake news flies, the real story never gets off the ground.

Dr. Moore also debunks these:

    • Polar bears will become extinct
    • Climate catastrophe is inevitable due an increase in atmospheric CO2 if we don’t end the use of fossil fuels
    • Pesticide residues in our food causes cancer, birth defects, autism, and brain damage
    • Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees are Dying at an Unprecedented Rate, and Climate Change may be to Blame
    • GMOs will harm us and damage the environment
    • Farmed salmon are full of poisons and they are destroying the wild salmon
    • Nuclear energy is too dangerous and radiation will kill you
    • There is a “sea of plastic” the size of Texas in the North Pacific Gyre north of Hawaii
    • There are a possible 3,000,000 undersea volcanoes doing something unobserved
    • Ocean “Acidification” will kill all the coral reefs and shellfish in the world
    • Climate Change is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon

A long article but a very good one. Dr. Moore posts links to the actual data for each of these claims and they are all bunk.

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