From EPA’s new ozone rule to local city halls “going green,” modern environmentalism has become an omnipresent force in America. This week I sit down with two individuals that have personal experiences with the destructive side of the modern environmentalist movement. We go in depth to listen to their stories, and discuss where they expect environmentalism to go from here.
In the first half of the show, I’m joined by Greenpeace co-founder and author of “Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout” Dr. Patrick Moore, who shares his radical past fighting atmospheric nuclear testing and indiscriminate whaling. He argues today’s global warming activists are truly anti-development alarmists doing more harm than good. Patrick makes the case that poverty is the biggest threat to our environment, advocating for pro-development and sustainable environmentalism that helps people lift themselves up to the point where they value and can pay for a clean environment.
Following Dr. Moore, Nancy Cline joins me during the second half of our show. Nancy, along with her husband Fred, are co-owners of Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. They are also award winning conservationists. Nancy reveals how she and her husband were forced to battle the EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the FBI to keep their property from being claimed as federal jurisdictional wetlands.
To hear the stories from both of our amazing guests this week, you can listen to the full show as-aired on iTunes or the individual podcasts on YouTube and SoundCloud with additional content embedded in this webpage. Make sure to check back next week for another episode of RealClear Radio Hour.