WUWT: Greenpeace Gangsters Slam Silicon Valley Helping Oil Companies

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willey Soon; Looks like someone in Greenpeace was paying attention, when disgruntled Amazon workers were fired for demanding Amazon ditch big oil cloud computing clients. Oil in the Cloud How Tech Companies are Helping Big Oil Profit from Climate Destruction Published: 05-19-2020 Executive Summary As the oil and gas…

via Greenpeace Climate Activists Take on Silicon Valley: Slam Big Oil Connections — Watts Up With That?

Environmentalists have resorted to ‘making up issues’

Greenpeace founder and scientist Patrick Moore was interviewed on Sky News Australia to discuss the environmentalist movement and how it became an arm of the Left. During his interview, Dr. Moore points out groups such as Extinction Rebellion (whom Moore says functions as a religious cult) and Greenpeace are furthering phony causes.

Animal “Rights” Groups Try to Shame Indigenous People For Their Conduct

People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) and other environmentalist groups, like Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace, are attempting to force their views on native Indians from Alaska and Canada along with the people of Thailand to give up using animals for entertainment or survival. It’s something else when wealthy environmentalists from Western countries have lots of money and time to tell other people in poor areas how to live. But what do they care about those lowly brown and Asian people anyway?

How animal activists are shaming indigenous people for their lifestyle

By Paula Froelich – March 7, 2020 | 12:15am | Opinion – New York Post

Last week, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals celebrated when Alaska Airlines pulled its sponsorship from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Alaska’s most famous sporting event involves a team of sled dogs pulling a human over ice and snow for 1,000 miles and I’ll admit it — the first time I went to Greenland and saw dogs living outside in solo houses on chains, it was a shock. It was freezing outside, and they were sitting alone in their wooden houses.

“When dogs used in the Iditarod aren’t being forced to run until their paws bleed and their bodies break down, they’re chained alone in the bitter cold,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement.

But here’s the thing about sled dogs: They are not normal, fully-domesticated, cuddly house pets.

According to the American Kennel Club: “Generations of breeding for racing and hauling have created a dog with legendary endurance, speed, and hardiness” and the dogs have a “desire to run and work in harness is equally crucial for a team’s success.” And Hetta Huskies, a breeding site for sled dogs, says: “Traditional husky breeds are capable of withstanding temperatures as cold as -40 degrees Celsius … When attached to the chains, the dogs live in individual kennels and have a large personal running area so they actually have even more freedom of movement than the dogs in the cages.”

Locals in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and other arctic areas rely on these dogs for food and transportation (hence the term “working dogs”) and have done so for thousands of years. The Iditarod is a celebration of the culture and the dogs themselves (Central Park even has a statue devoted to Balto the sled dog who delivered life-saving diptheria antitoxin medicine to snowed-in Nome when modern transport could not.)

This is not the first time over-excited naturists have shamed and attacked Inuits or other cultures for their lifestyle.

Almost three years ago, Chris Apassingok, age 16, caught a bowhead whale off the Siberian Yupik village of Gambell on St. Lawrence Island, in a 2,000 year-old hunting tradition. He was celebrated by the community — as the whale would feed them all in an area where, without subsistence hunting, people would starve. A story in the Alaska Dispatch News lauded the teen: “Gambell Teenager Leads Successful Whale Hunt, Brings Home 57-Foot Bowhead.”

But the story also caught the eye of Paul Watson, an early Greenpeace activist and founder of Sea Shepherd, an environmental organization based in Washington. An infuriated Watson wrote on his Facebook page: “WTF, You 16-Year Old Murdering Little Bastard!… some 16-year old kid is a frigging ‘hero’ for snuffing out the life of this unique self-aware, intelligent, social, sentient being, but hey, it’s okay because murdering whales is a part of his culture, part of his tradition. … I don’t give a damn for the bullshit politically correct attitude that certain groups of people have a ‘right’ to murder a whale.”

Watson, who looks like he’s never missed a meal in his life, started an avalanche of hate mail and death threats toward Apassingok, and his family were devastated by the attack. According to High Country News, his mother Susan said six weeks after the hunt, her son stopped going to school, barely spoke and his mood darkened.

“I can’t get anything out of him,” Susan told HCN. “We struggle to buy gas, food, they risk their lives out there to feed us, while this Paul Watson will never have to suffer a day in his life. Why is he going after a child such as my son?”

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UK Banks “Closed” By Environmentalist Terrorists

Environmentalists take credit for closing three Barclay branches in Great Britain. This time it is the handiwork of Greenpeace and not Extinction Rebellion.

Banks ‘closed’ by environmental campaigners

Tim Owen, March 2, 2020, The Beacon and Radnor Express

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have claimed to have closed three banks in Brecon and Radnorshire as part of a nation-wide protest.

Activists from Greenpeace have stencilled the message “Barclays Stop Funding the Climate Emergency Greenpeace” in the doorway of the bank’s branch in the Bulwark in Brecon The door has also been glued and a pin placed through the lock.

Barclays has said it aims to open the branches as soon as possible.

A sticker has also been placed across the sign giving details of the branch opening hours. It claims the branch has been “closed down as part of a peaceful protest by Greenpeace”.

Text on the sticker claims Barclays is the “UK’s biggest funder of fossil fuels and one of the worst banks in the world for fuelling the climate emergency”.

Greenpeace, which has also apologised “for any inconvenience”, said Barclays and other banks should “fund a way out of this (climate) crisis”.

The campaign group said it has targeted 100 branches across the UK including seven in Wales with it saying the Builth Wells and Llandrindod branches have also been targeted.

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Shopping ethically adds almost £500 to annual shopping bill, research finds

By Mike Wright, 12, January 2020, The Telegraph

Shopping ethically and sustainably can add almost £500 to your annual shopping bill, analysis has revealed as eco-campaigners warn cheaper products often come at a greater environmental cost.

Research looking at the ‘shopping basket’ of goods used to work out inflation found that it costs on average an extra £476 a year to buy ethically-sourced versions of products compared to the own-brand equivalents in three major supermarkets.

The study, commissioned by the renewable energy supplier Pure Planet, compared items such as a 300g bag of Asda’s own spinach at £1.05 with the same size bag of Asda’s Grower’s selection organic spinach at £2.00.

The stark price differential was apparent in products from other supermarkets such as Tesco and Waitrose.

A 500ml bottle of organic olive oil costs £5.00 at Waitrose, compared the store’s own version of the same size, which £2.35 – £2.65 cheaper than the original.

Similarly, Tesco’s own brand peanut butter costs £1.30 compared with a jar of Whole Earth organic peanut at £3.00.

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Greenpeace Reminds the World That They Want Civilization Destroyed

Just in time for the Democrat debate. According to the Houston Chronicle, nearly two dozen Greenpeace hoodlums hung themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Houston in an effort to confront Trump & the oil industry.

Fortunately, they were later arrested. But while hanging from the bridge, they forced the ship channel affected by their stunt to close, delaying shipment of oil and gas shipments by sea. In a long-winded statement one of the bullies named Brianna Gibson posted on Greenpeace’s website is a tirade of hate against the fossil fuel industry which translates into her disdain for civilization itself. Here is a sample:

“Right now, I sit suspended from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Houston, Texas. This is my attempt to stop the wheels from turning in this extractive economy, even if only for a day. The Fred Hartman Bridge spans the Houston Ship Channel, the largest fossil fuel thoroughfare in the United States, and second-largest in the world. Each day, over 700,000 barrels of oil pass through the Ship Channel, and should the fossil fuel industry have its way, this number will increase to at least 2 million.”

One other Greenpeace punk named Valentina Stacki is quoted saying their activity is geared to push the Democrat leadership to lay the groundwork for a world without fossil fuels. This is the kind of venom and antipathy people like Stacki and her cohorts have for us and our way of life.

Meantime, many of these misfits would go back to their fossil fuel powered homes or college dormatories and not think twice about their contradictions because, in the end, they hope if their vision comes true, they will be on the receiving end of reaping the benefits of what they have down. The example of so many other Communist states is clear proof that is not the case.

‘Green left propagandists treat the public like fools’

Sky News host Chris Kenny says the green left propagandists of the political-media class treat the public like fools. Mr Kenny reveals the hyperventilation surrounding the fires in the Amazon and said the climate alarmism about the entire incident was out of control.

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