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Greenpeace Recants

Read this post via the Blog surfer feature of WordPress and I thought that it is well worth promoting because the Greenpeace fellow is such a hoot as he squirms and then finally has to admit the error of their previous pronouncements on the Arctic Ice extent for this year.

Ice Capades: Greenpeace recants polar ice claim

4 mins ago by wattsupwiththat.

Well it is that time of year again, the Arctic ice begins to melt, as it does every year, and all sorts of crazy talk starts coming out. This time from Greenpeace. I am encouraged though, as they have come around to the idea that maybe they are doing more harm than good by overselling the alarmism.

NSIDC also has taken a more moderate tone, announcing that there will “likely be no record low ice extent in 2009“. This is a sharp contrast to last year’s ridiculous press statement from NSIDC’s Dr. Mark Serreze about an “ice free north pole”. Now that Greenpeace has come clean on their statement, maybe Dr. Serreze will finally admit his statement was “a mistake”. – Anthony

From Not Evil Just Wrong:

The outgoing leader of Greenpeace has admitted his organization’s recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was “a mistake.”

Greenpeace made the claim in a July 15 press release entitled “Urgent Action Needed As Arctic Ice Melts,” which said there will be an ice-free Arctic by 2030 because of global warming.

Anthony Watts

Cheers Comrades
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11 Comments

  1. Shawn Whelan says:

    So is Greenpeace admitting they lied?
    Typical scare tactics of the lefties.
    It is interesting how many people never think about it and blinly accept what they are told.

    More ice in 2009 than 2008 and more ice in 2008 than 2007. The ice is increasing and the consensus of science and PKD are wrong while Shawn Whelan is correct again.

    Fewer Hurricanes and increasing Great Lake levels. Two more things the consensus of science is incorrect about.

    The NW Passage is still mostly closed to non ice breakers. A few boats made it through if they had a steel hull and followed the icebreaker paths. Several are stuck in the Passage and touch and go if they will go through.

    And the Antarctic ice is at a very high level.

  2. PKD says:

    So is Greenpeace admitting they lied?

    One might as well ask if you are going to admit your lies on Hanson Shawn.

    Again, where specifically was I wrong? Did I say the ice was going to be lower this year? I don;t think so.

    I’ll leave it you to admit you are either wrong or lying on that claim, whichever it is. You should know by now Shawn – I’m not going to let you off with your constant false claims…

  3. beevo says:

    I feel they (greenpeace) have been carried away with their success at swaying public opinion and have been surfing their own public relations Tsunami. At the core however I believe their passion for the cause, in their minds, outweighs the need to be totally truthful. To them the end justifies the means.
    As he says;
    “we as a pressure group have to emotionalise issues…and are not ashamed to emotionalise…”
    This is the same approach as a good advertising campaign but not good science. I honestly feel there is a reversal in public opinion starting to show and the Greens may find themselves out in the cold.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    Yes Beevo once you loose your credibility as Greenpeace have you have nothing

  5. Shawn Whelan says:

    One might as well ask if you are going to admit your lies on Hanson Shawn.

    Again, where specifically was I wrong? Did I say the ice was going to be lower this year? I don;t think so.

    Sorry I didn’t realize you had recanted and are now denying AGW and expected the ice to increase. I mistook you for an advocate of AGW.

    Hansen is a nutter. What is there to lie about? And anyone so foolish to look to Hansen for the truth would also be a nutter.

  6. PKD says:

    Sorry I didn’t realize you had recanted and are now denying AGW
    sigh – i havent recanted on anything regarding AGW and you havent demonstrated anywhere on where I am wrong on AGW either.

    So many big words you use Shawn – so little knowledge behind them…i’m almost starting to pity you…almost…

  7. PKD says:

    I mean, I ask you again – you claim I am somewhow being proven wrong – worng on *what* exactly Shawn?

    What do you think this years ice levels prove me wrong on??? I mean, I dont recall claiming this years ice levels would be a record low or anything…so I guess your silence means it was yet more Shawn Whelan lying up on the 1st comment for this thread then…

  8. Shawn Whelan says:

    And so the Earth is turning colder. This cooling trend is going to continue.

    So enjoy your silly little responses now. As time marches on you will look more and more foolish. The increasing Arctic ice will continue for years.

    worng on *what* exactly Shawn?

    What is worng?

    So as the world boils the ice in the Arctic and Antarctic increases. Even a foolish lefty should think about that, since the melting poles were to be the first sign of AGW. And now the polar ice is hugely increasing.

    Explain that.

  9. PKD says:

    LEts see Shawn – you proudly claimed in your 1st post above that I was ‘wrong’ quote unquote.

    Wrong on what specifically?

    Don’t be shy now…liar!

  10. Shawn Whelan says:

    well it looks like the whole AGW thing is going bust. you were very wrong on that.

    Cut it out with the liar stuff. It is so girly.(man)

  11. PKD says:

    well it looks like the whole AGW thing is going bust. you were very wrong on that.

    Again complete rubbish Shawn of the most chidlish 1st graders effort.

    Cut it out with the liar stuff. It is so girly

    Well you see, given how many false claims you keep making on AGW, there can only be two possiblities. Either your the most incompetent Canadian geologist ever, or you are wilfully misleading us with unthruths.

    And I guess your would rather prefer us to think you are simply incompetent, rahter than a competent liar…

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