Sunday, 18 October 2015

Dr. Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of Greenpeace

There has been much debate about the manner in which some at Greenpeace International have tried to "vanish" ecologist Dr. Patrick Moore as a co-founder of the organisation. The discussion has flared up again in comments following Greg Laden's June 2014 article "Who Founded Greenpeace? Not Patrick Moore" (

It seems that facts are irrelevant as far as Greg Laden and some of the debaters there are concerned.

Despite having been given the text of an existing Greenpeace web-site which shows clearly that Greenpeace acknowledges that the crew of the Phyllis Cormack (nicknamed the Greenpeace) were the founders of Greenpeace, one Marco insisted that " .. Greenpeace does *not* acknowledge that the crew of the Phyllis Cormack were the founders of Greenpeace. No matter how much he makes this claim, Patrick Moore was undoubtedly not one of the founding members .. ".

Marco, along with Greg Laden and anyone else who refuses to acknowledge that Dr. Patrick Moore was a co-founder of the Greenpeace organisation, needs to take a careful look at the Greenpeace Philippines October 2006 article "The Founders of Greenpeace" ( The photograph on that web-page shows 11 of the crew of the Phyllis Cormack, including Patrick Moore – he’s the guy under the “P” in this picture (

A copy of that web-page has been saved just in case it is "vanished" by Greenoeace.

The fact is that Greenpeace still acknowledges (in clear bold black characters) that " .. In 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. These activists, the founders of Greenpeace, believed a few individuals could make a difference .. " (

For anyone who missed it, I repeat " .. These activists, the founders of Greenpeace .. ".

Not only that but it provides a black-and-white version of this photo' showing 11 of those founders standing on the deck of the fishing ship the Phyllis Cormack alongside the Greenpeace banner.

The activist standing directly under the "P" of "GREENPEACE" is none other than - Patrick Moore.

What does that tell us? - clearly, Dr. Patrick Moore is being totally honest when claiming to have been a co-founder of the Greenpeace organisation, which at that time was known as the Don't Make a Wave Committee, a registered not-for-profit. Shortly after the unsuccessful Phillis Cormack voyage the committee changed its name to the Greenpeace Foundation.

In his E-mail of the 17th Oct. 2015 Dr. Moore commented on Greenpeace's attempts to "vanish" him as a co-founder QUOTE: .. 

They are just silly. My name was listed on their websites as a founder until Feb. 2007, eleven years after I left. They took it down and wrote all that nasty stuff because I came out publicly in favour of nuclear energy. I believe we made a big mistake lumping nuclear energy with nuclear weapons when it should be lumped with nuclear medicine as a peaceful and beneficial use of nuclear technology.. See here from early Feb. 2007.

The word Greenpeace was first used to nickname our boat when we sailed to Alaska against the US H-Bomb tests. The name of the organization was changed in March or May 1972, From The Don’t Make a Wave Committee to The Greenpeace Foundation (Bob Hunter took Foundation from Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation Trilogy). I have the Incorporation document.

On top of this Greenpeace has always celebrates its “birthday” as September 15, 1971, the day the boat sailed for Alaska. I was there 6 months before that helping to plan the voyage, so I was not just there for the “birth” but also for the “gestation”. 


It's not too difficult to spot that fourth name in the list of co-founders - Patrick Moore, ecology student at the University of British Columbia.

I doubt very much if Marco or Greg Leden will accept the facts presented here as evidence that even Greenpeace acknowledged that Dr. Patrick Moore was a co-founder of the organisation but anyone with blinkers removed should have no problem. Meanwhile, the credibility of anything that Greg and Marco say, whether about founding members of Greenpeace, the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change (CACC) hypothesis or anything else must be drawn into question.