Dr. Patrick Moore – The Greenpeace Dropout Speaks

by on May 17, 2011      

in Environment, Science & Technology

Dr. Patrick Moore

Dr. Patrick Moore

Greenspirit founder and former environmental activist Dr. Patrick Moore embarked on a mission to save the planet in 1971 as a key member of Greenpeace. A scientist at heart, Dr. Patrick Moore obtained a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of British Columbia, where he became entrenched in the traditional ecological perspective that humanity is a part of nature. Greenpeace’s early successes in drawing public attention to environmental issues inspired a wave of membership, which attracted adherents to radical ideologies that Moore would eventually come to understand as anti-human and anti-science. With his worldview and his goals quickly diverging from Greenpeace’s, Dr. Patrick Moore parted ways with the organization in 1986 and devoted himself to the quest for a sustainable future. As environmentalist and business ideologues fall into politicization and name-calling, Dr. Patrick Moore offers a welcome, rational voice grounded in reality and the real purpose of ecology. Join us as we rethink environmentalism with the author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout.