“It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true. . . You are what the media define you to be. (Greenpeace) became a myth, and a myth-generating machine.”
Paul Watson, Co-founder of Greenpeace
Myths, or lies, made by the environmental movement come in varying degrees of truth or by taking great liberties with scientific information. In February 1992, Greenpeace surveyed every scientific member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and asked them a very leading question. The question was, “Do you believe there will be a point of no return if we continue with business as usual?” The question was obviously slanted to get as many affirmative responses as possible. Only one out of six answered yes but that didn’t stop the creative reporting a myth-making organization can create. Greenpeace made the following statement as a result of one out of six “yes” answers:
“This result reveals as yet a poorly expressed fear among a growing number of climate scientists that global warming could lead not just to severe problems but to complete ecological collapse.”
I guess “a growing number” refers to one out of six, but I have no idea what journalistic license was used to come up with the rest of the statement.
If a con artist cons you out of your money with scam advertisement on television, he does so with lies presented as truth. When he is caught, he is charged with fraud.
When an environmental organization like Greenpeace, the Sierra Club or the National Resources Defense Council gets you to donate money using the ounce of truth in a pound of story, aren’t they taking your money fraudulently?
Greenpeace was found guilty of using false information in a film about baby seal hunting, and, according to a November 1991 Forbes article, Greenpeace faked propaganda films by paying people to torture animals. How many Americans have given money to the myth-generating machine? An estimated $40 million a year is collected by Greenpeace alone.
And finally, according to Forbes Magazine November 1991, Greenpeace has faked propaganda films by paying people to torture animals.