(LifeSiteNews) — Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore has said that achieving “Net Zero” carbon emissions globally would lead to “at least 50 percent of the population” dying.
“If we actually did it, my point would be that if we actually achieve net zero, at least 50 percent of the population would die of hunger and disease,” Moore said in a recent interview with BizNewsTv.
“And no doubt about it, because of just one thing, which is nitrogen-based fertilizer, which won two Nobel Prizes,” he continued. “One for developing the process of combining natural gas with nitrogen in the atmosphere to make ammonia. And the other one, the other Nobel Prize, was for the person who scaled it up to an industrial level.”
Moore stated that “at least 50 percent of the population depends on nitrogen fertilizer for its existence today.”
“And there’s people trying to ban it. And the Netherlands and Sri Lanka have already made these kinds of moves.”
“So it is truly a death wish in disguise,” he continued. “And the disguise is to save the earth. Which doesn’t need saving, particularly.”
Moore mentioned the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its founder Klaus Schwab as being among the people who are pushing the “Net Zero” agenda, saying that “I think they are our enemies.”
“Not just our enemies, but the Earth’s enemies.”
CO2 is good for the environment, Moore argues
Moore argued that having higher CO2 levels in the atmosphere is beneficial for the environment because “life is made with carbon.”
“They’ve created a false narrative about CO2, which is actually the staff of all stuff of all life,” he said. “It is the most essential part of life. That’s why organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon.”
Moore furthermore asserted that life on earth could flourish with much higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere than the current 417 parts per million (ppm).
“The life that is here now could flourish in 4000 ppm CO2, which is ten times what it is [now], even after we’ve put all this CO2 into it,” he said. “I don’t think that there [are] enough fossil fuels to get it back to 4000 [ppm] because most of it’s locked up in rocks, in limestone, and in chalk and marble and dolomite.”
Moore expressed his discontent with framing fossil fuels as a “dirty” source of energy, since “putting CO2 back into the environment where it came from in the first place is one of the most important things that has happened in the history of life on Earth.”
“It’s a stupid thing that they’ve been able to get away with calling fossil fuels dirty. Because our food is grown in dirt, it’s ‘dirty,’” Moore said regarding the way words are used to paint certain types of energy in a negative light.
Making the case for nuclear energy
Moore argued that the only way to reduce reliance on fossil fuels without many people starving would be to transition from so-called “renewables” like solar and wind to nuclear energy.
He said that fossil fuels should be mainly used for heavy machinery like “tractors and farm machinery,” while most other things could be powered by nuclear energy, which he argues is very safe.
“There are more than 100 nuclear plants between Canada and the United States,” the Greenpeace Co-Founder stated. “Not one human being has ever been injured by them, never mind killed. Fossil fuels have killed a lot of people in explosions and fires, and we still use it.”
“Why would we ban nuclear power if nobody’s been killed except in Chornobyl? That’s the only place anyone was killed. And it was mainly the firefighters who worked for nine days to get the fire out. And they were right there at the core of the reactor where it was really radioactive.”
“Otherwise, you know, a few children died from thyroid cancer because of late diagnosis. They could have been saved if they’d been brought to the hospital sooner. So it wasn’t like the biggest accident that’s ever happened in the world or anything. Not even close.”
Moore helped co-found Greenpeace in 1971 and has since joined 1,100 scientists and professionals in signing the World Climate Declaration (WCD), affirming that there is no “climate emergency.” He left the global organization 15 years later after left-wing “political activists in North America and Europe changed Greenpeace from a science-based organization to a political fundraising organization.”
He holds a Ph.D. in Forest Biology and is a Board Member of the CO2 Coalition, a scientific organization with the goal of educating the public about the benefits of CO2 and challenging climate alarmism.