posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 04:32 AM
As a surfer, sailor and scuba diver, I am all for saving our oceans.
We need to protect this vital ecosystem from exploitation of all kinds.
But, as soon as you mentioned greenpeace, I instantly felt the urge to close this window and move on to a different thread. These extremist idiots are
prone to lying and falsifying evidence to suit their own agenda. They have no concept of economic stability and have no concern for the ramifications
that their extremist views have on third world countries. Greenpeace would rather see people starve in order to save an animal, than try to find a
solution to solve both problems.
A classic example....
Greenpeace whined at the UK government for years about their power program(anti coal, anti nuclear) so the government over there committed billions of
dollars toward wind, wave and tidal power solutions(literally, leading the world in green power generation that could provide "base-load" power for
the UK). After many tens of thousands of hours spent by engineers developing prototype power generation concepts, Greenpeace actively fought "tooth &
nail" to stop any such mass producing power systems, claiming environmental concerns for just about every system designed. Wind farms would kill
migrating birds they said(they wouldn't even consider concepts like lights and whistles to eliminate this problem), tidal systems would destroy
natural ecosystems, etc....
On one hand Greenpeace were all for getting rid of nuclear and fossil fuel power generation and on the other hand, they weren't prepared to accept
any of the solutions and would rather the UK be plunged back in to the dark ages instead of reaching a compromise.
Ironically, the founder of Greenpeace bailed out not long after its inception due to the extremist views of a majority of its members. To me that
speaks volumes about the organisation.
Sorry that this post turned into a bit of a rant, but, when it comes to a group like Greenpeace, I feel that the world would be better off without
enviro-terrorists like them.
On to the topic of over-fishing using long lines, drag nets, trawlers and the like. I feel that the governments of the world need to start buying back
commercial fishing licenses and treating illegal fishing with more than just pi$$y fines. Once western governments start treating over-fishing
seriously, we can start looking at at education in third world countries and taking a responsible approach to sustainable fishing.