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Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist

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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 ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 22nd 2010 by Beatty Street Publishing, Inc.
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Петър Стойков
Mar 18, 2015 Петър Стойков rated it really liked it
Еколог по образование, един от седемте оригинални основатели и по-късно председател на еко-движението Грийнпийс, Патрик Муур работи за спасяването на китовете, ограничаване на океанския риболов и лова на тюлени и спиране на тестовете на атомни бомби в океана и атмосферата в продължение на 15 години. Постепенно обаче възгледите на колегите му от Грийнпийс относно екологията и защитата на природата започват сериозно да се разминават с неговите - до степен той да се откаже от организацията и даже д ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Tim rated it it was amazing
Goodreads considers 5 stars as "it was amazing" which somehow implies to me that it is emotionally unsettling, leaving one breathless, or something. I rate this 5 stars not from a breathtakingly satisfying way, rather so worthwhile, eye-opening, and substantive that it is a must read.

Patrick Moore was one of the founding members of Greenpeace. He describes the credentials he has developed being an environmentalist, an effective and early one, with scars to prove it. He next describes, and in unf
Feb 17, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it
There's a great deal that interesting and useful in the book: the whole history of the Greenpeace movement, for instance, from someone who's been inside it and knows it thoroughly, and is disgusted at the way its veered off course. Or the detailed writing about the various kinds of power/fuel and what is economically worth having and what is less so (wind farms and solar power come out poorly in terms of real economics). And then there's the scientific facts and thinking he gives versus what is ...more
Aug 08, 2012 Jani-Petri rated it did not like it
Few random nudgets of wisdom in a huge pile of excrement. Waste of time.
Sep 11, 2014 Ruth rated it really liked it
Felt it is a very good insight to an organisation that we assume as being so perfect and really caring.... and has been at the forefront of Eco warriorism... But alas things seem to have before troubled for them and the cause. People often becoming fanatics leading to very unscupulous practices and unfortunately Greenpeace has fallen many times to lows. Subsequently, they have lost the potential of a vital fighting Eco machine. They have instead entered into inside battles of conflict and made u ...more
Nov 29, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about today's important issues: the environment, genetically modified foods, green energy, chemiphobia, fish farming, sustainable forestry, climate change, etc. We may not agree with Moore's thoughts on everything. But I think we need to hear them.

The media gives a lot of airtime to other views, and it's helpful to try to engage in critical thinking about these issues.

It's easy to think all "environmentalists" are doing the right thing. But
Anthony Leutenegger
Jun 23, 2014 Anthony Leutenegger rated it liked it
Excellent book on trying to balance the everlasting argument on climate change and environmental issues. The author using "facts" as his only weapon busts many myths related to the industry ranging from GMO to rising sea levels.

The downside is his clear vendetta against certain individuals and organizations and therefore you can't help but find an "Agenda" in the text.
Emily Sanderson
Oct 06, 2012 Emily Sanderson rated it really liked it
Fascinating. Brilliant. This book has changed my perspective on alternative energies, especially nuclear energy and helped me to see things in a new viewpoint. Everyone should read this book. There were various minor typos throughout the book which made it a little difficult to read at times.
Aug 09, 2012 Olya rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Started out as interesting, some new ways of looking at sustainability. Then turned into a blow-by-blow of the first 100 years (or what felt like 100 years) of Greenpeace.
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Patrick Moore (born 1947) is a former environmental activist, known as one of the early members of Greenpeace, in which he was an activist from 1971 to 1986. Today he is the co-founder, chair, and chief scientist of Greenspirit Strategies in Vancouver, a consulting firm that provides paid public relations efforts, lectures, lobbying, opinions and committee participation to government and industry ...more
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