Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist
is Dr. Patrick Moore’s engaging firsthand account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and leader in the organization’s top committee.
Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism.
Confessions details Moore’s vision for a more sustainable world. From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on some of the most controversial subjects in the news today.
In Confessions Moore persuasively argues for us to rethink our conventional wisdom about environment and, in so doing, provides the reader with new ways in which to see the world.
Rudy Giuliani, Former mayor of New York City, says:
“Known by many as the ‘sensible environmentalist’, Dr. Patrick Moore has always believed in a practical, straightforward approach to environmental problem-solving. In these challenging times, I think that’s exactly the kind of environmental leadership people are looking for. As U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and then as Mayor of New York, I’ve always known success lies both in understanding the issues and being able to explain those issues in a way that makes sense to people. Patrick’s great talent is his ability to clearly set out the environmental challenges we face and identify innovative solutions that fully take into account both people and the environment. Through our work together, I’ve found Patrick has the courage of his convictions as he helps chart a practical course toward sustainability. From his views on the importance of clean nuclear energy to his rejection of environmental fear-mongering, Moore’s approach, based on 40 years of environmental advocacy, deserves close consideration.”
Terry Simmons, Ph.D. geographer, lawyer, Greenpeace co-founder, says:
“I have known Patrick Moore as a friend and colleague since we co-founded Greenpeace 40 years ago. He is a tough minded scientist and an advocate for sound scientific research, policy, and practical, sustainable development. Former colleagues in the environmental movement scorned and shunned Dr. Moore, after he left Greenpeace to return to his family roots in forestry and fishing in British Columbia, and to promote environmentally sound business. Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist describes Dr. Moore’s personal, often controversial journey, and important changes within the environmental movement.”