How to get your point across

The video below is scary on several levels.

Watching it, I decided that there is no way on earth that an organisation like Greenpeace could produce a video like this. To me, whoever produced this was on a clear mission to portray Greenpeace as a fascist organisation, who would use violent threats to change environmental policy.

I was quite certain it must be fake. I decided to search the internet and see if I could confirm that. I’ve discovered too many extreme statements don’t stack up once you start digging. So I dug.

Well, it took about 10 seconds to discover it’s real.


Well, they got their point across. Next time a Greenpeace collector comes to my house, I shall show them this video and ask them what they think. If they don’t resign their position (or seriously question it) I shall not be polite in my suggestions.

Hat Tip Crusader Rabbit. Apparently someone once said they were “run by violent nut jobs who promote war and the weapons of war with relish”. I wonder if those people support Greenpeace?


  1. How silly can Greenpeace get? Imagine appealing to Indian PM to save our Monsoons, as if he is Gaia Incarnate

    The year 2009-10, India suffered its worst drought in almost four decades, with monsoon rains 22% below average. As seen in the photo, Greenpeace activists hung an 80-foot banner from the Mumbai-Thane Bridge addressed to the Indian prime minister on June 4, 2009.It requested him to save our monsoons given the drought situation. How mischievous this tactic is illustrated by their article 29th June 2009, titled “It’s anomaly reigning” posted 29th June 2009 in the Greenpeace India website – just a few days after this stunt:

    “On assessing the historical data, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its fourth Assessment Report suggested, “warming in India is likely to be above the average for South Asia, with an increase in summer precipitation and an increase in the frequency of intense precipitation in some parts.” That the Indian monsoons are going to undergo gross changes as a direct result of climate change – rainfall will increase by ~ 20 per cent overall in the summer monsoon, but the distribution of this increase will not be evenly spread across the country.”

    So what’s Greenpeace’s actual position any way? Does global warming cause increased or decreased rainfall? They say both. But it does not matter really as global warming or CO2 has nothing to do with monsoon intensity. But it finds a 1:1 correlation with ENSO – El Nino (La Nina) Southern Oscillation.

    However, if the IPCC painted scenario had only been true, an increase by 20% in rainfall could have given India a double digit growth rate for agriculture and at least double that in terms of GDP. Such stupendous growth could have wiped out the face of poverty within 5-10 years in our country. If this is “climate change”, Indians should be welcoming it with open arms. But alas, more than a decade passed after the IPCC had predicted such a scenario but we find practically no such change in our rainfall long period average (LPA). The LPA, even factoring the current “exceptional” summer rainfall, remains still a shade below 100%.

    This typical means justify end tactics not only eats into the credibility of not only Greenpeace but the entire NGO and environment. What public credibility has NGO/environment groups left with? If they tout they follow evidence based M&E then they should ensure their advocacy campaigns reflect this value as well.

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