Dr. Patrick Moore
Fake Catastrophes - Polar bears, mass extinction and forest fires.
Friday, January 15th, 10:30 - 12:00 midday
Docklands location in Melbourne CBD
Dr. Patrick moore
Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 45 years. He is a co-founder of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction for 15 years while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization. Greenpeace removed any association with Dr. Moore in 2007 as he now publicly speaks against them.
Dr. Moore was a member of the British Columbia government-appointed Round Table on the Environment and Economy from 1990 - 1994. In 1990, Dr. Moore founded and chaired the BC Carbon Project, a group that worked to develop a common understanding of climate change. As Chair of the Sustainable Forestry Committee of the Forest Alliance of BC from 1991 - 2002, he led the process of developing the "Principles of Sustainable Forestry" which were adopted by a majority of the industry.
In 2010, Dr. Moore published Trees are the Answer, a photo-book that provides a new insight into how forests work and how they can play a powerful role in solving many of our current environmental problems. In 2013 he published Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout – The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist, which documents his 15 years with Greenpeace and outlines his vision for a sustainable future.
From 2000, Moore has developed policy changes in forestry, agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, mining, biodiversity, energy and climate change. From 2006-2012 he served as co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a US-based advocacy mission to build public support for more nuclear energy plants to provide electricity.
In 2013 Dr. Moore founded the Allow Golden Rice Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to seeing Golden Rice approved for commercial agriculture. 250 million children, mainly in the tropical countries, are deficient in vitamin A and as a result 2 million die each year. In 2019 Bangladesh announced it was approving Golden Rice for cultivation.
In 2014 Dr. Moore was appointed Chair of Ecology, Energy, and Prosperity at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Dr. Moore is Chairman of the Board for the CO2 Coalition in Washington DC and was appointed a founding director of the organization with the aim of educating on the benefits of carbon dioxide for life on Earth. Dr. Moore is an independent ecologist/ environmentalist with Ecosense Environmental Inc.