Climategate: Greenpeace hoist by its own petard

The Telegraph:

Climategate: Greenpeace hoist by its own petard

Unfurling ginormous protest banners: that’s what your Greenpeace activist enjoys more than almost anything in the world (save, perhaps, unseasoned tofu burgers; starring in those ecovideos they show ad nauseam on the screens by the main stage at Glastonbury; and, of course, the cathartic, masochistic thrill of being hosed down by Japanese whale fishermen). So how jolly amusing it is to see their favourite technique being used against them at Copenhagen by eco activists of a somewhat different hue.

The stunt was the work of Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) – a US organisation which campaigns for the environment: but in a realistic, pragmatic way rather than one guaranteed to bomb the global economy back to the agrarian age.

They report on their website:

[quote]CFACT unfurled the banners for two reasons, CFACT president David Rothbard explained. “Greenpeace ships, like the Rainbow Warrior

and Arctic Sunrise, have become global symbols for radical environmentalism, and we wanted to call attention to the harm these groups are causing. And second, it seemed appropriate to use one of Greenpeace’s favorite tactics to make this point.”
Greenpeace protesters frequently hang banners from factories and office buildings, paint slogans on smokestacks, and employ other publicity stunts. Some are relatively harmless, but others reflect a willingness to lie or even destroy property to make a point.


Well, turnabout is fair play and it’s good to see Greenpeace getting some of their own back.

Not only that … not only is GREENPEACE being hoist etc, but it’s snowing in Copenhagen. Not a lot, but the first time, apparently, in 14 years!


Backup for the above in case anybody thinks it is mere propaganda:

God has a sense of humor for sure. Others have noted a “Gore Effect” in the weather. It seems that an awful lot of high profile climate appearances made by Al Gore are accompanied by unseasonably cold and miserable weather. Hey Al! God’s trying to get your attention! :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve thought that for a while now … every time they have a conference it snows! I think God is trying to tell us somthing … and like normal the politicians are not listening.

Al Gore’s name pops up here a couple of times:

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