Two issues ago we reported on the views of two leading environmental spokesmen in UK. Here we reproduce a thoughtful article by Patrick Moore, one of the founders of Greenpeace in 1971. He was President of Greenpeace in the late 1970s and a member of the international Board to 1986. His PhD in science made him a natural spokesman for the movement at that stage. But since then he perceives that the environmental movement has shifted away from its early scien-tific base and has embraced a religious technophobia. The only position he has significantly changed in 35 years is on nuclear power, which he now favours.
So while he is now focused on the implications of sustainable development for the world's 6 billion inhabitants, the movement he founded has dug in to oppose the very policies and tech-nologies which would make the planet inhabitable long-term. The article is wider in scope than energy, highlighting several contentious issues affected by green ideology.