Dr. Patrick Moore Offers $100,000 Wager on Global CO2 Emissions

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Dr. Patrick Moore, PhD ecologist and President of Ecosense Environmental Inc. has offered a bet of US$100,000 that global CO2 emissions will be higher in the year 2025 than they were in 2015. His offer was made a month ago to his nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter, was re-tweeted to thousands more, yet no one has taken the wager.

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Surely at least one warmist believes in the Paris climate agreement.

Dr. Patrick Moore, PhD ecologist and President of Ecosense Environmental Inc. has offered a bet of US$100,000 that global CO2 emissions will be higher in the year 2025 than they were in 2015. His offer was made a month ago to his nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter (@EcoSenseNow) and was re-tweeted to tens of thousands more, yet no one has taken the wager.

“The warmists claim that 97 percent of climate scientists believe that human CO2 emissions will cause dangerous climate change,” Dr. Moore stated. “The UN Paris climate summit was hailed as ‘an historic agreement that is our best chance save the planet’. If that is so then surely they believe CO2 emissions will come down during the next ten years, as pledged by all the countries attending the meeting. Yet no one seems willing to put their money where their rhetoric is.”

In recent years fossil fuel use and attendant CO2 emissions have increased dramatically, especially in China and India, yet satellite and weather balloon data show little or no additional warming over the past 20 years.

Dr. Moore denies claims that CO2 is a pollutant and is skeptical that it will cause much warming of the climate. The Earth’s climate has warmed slightly over the past 300 years since the peak of the Little Ice Age around 1700. “Humans did not cause the end of the Little Ice Age, and I do not believe human emissions of CO2 are the cause of the continued slight warming over the past 50 years,” said Dr. Moore. “But surely the people who do believe in catastrophic global warming have faith that world governments will heed their warning, as expressed in the Paris Agreement. Or are they just playing a game with the world?"

“In fact CO2 is one of the most important foods for life on Earth,” Dr. Moore continued. “If there was no CO2 in the atmosphere, this would be a dead planet, as plants require CO2 to exist, and animals require plants to exist. It has been clearly demonstrated that increased CO2 in the atmosphere is causing a 'greening of the Earth', especially in arid regions such as the Sahel in sub-Saharan Africa."

Dr. Moore was on the crew of the first Greenpeace campaign against US H-Bomb testing in Alaska in 1971 and then served for 15 years in the top committee as Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization. He departed in 1986 over policy differences.

Today Dr. Moore is the President of Ecosense Environmental Inc., Senior Fellow with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, and a director of the CO2 Coalition, which will hold its inaugural public meeting at the Princeton Club in New York City March 29.

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pmoore@ecosense.me
604-220-6500

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