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For a detailed and constantly updated list of Dr. Patrick Moore’s media interviews and reporting on his new book Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist please see his Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Patrick-Moore/191749637503866

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Jim Harrison Show, 610 AM (Kamloops, BC) | July 13, 2010
Trees are the Answer radio interview

Greenpeace co-founder and former leader Dr. Patrick Moore talks about his fully revised and updated book Trees are the Answer.

Listen to the Audio Interview.

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Vancouver Sun | March 4, 2009
Don’t feel guilty: Use soft toilet paper for your derriere
By Patrick Moore

Greenpeace, with strong support from the Natural Resources Defense Council, has come out against the sale of soft toilet tissue made with ‘virgin’ fiber. Greenpeace claims that using trees to make toilet paper is worse for the environment than driving Hummers or building McMansions.

My old organization wants Canadians to use recycled paper for TP and it’s targeting Kimberly-Clark, Proctor and Gamble, and other large tissue producers. Apparently hair shirts aren’t sufficient, now we must wipe with scratchy paper in order to rid ourselves of eco-guilt.

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Vancouver Sun | September 24, 2007
The Road to Cutting Gas Emissions (Just thinkof it as Kyoto times three)
By Patrick Moore

Some free advice for Premier Gordon Campbell as he prepares to unveil details on his government’s pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions in B.C. by 33 per cent by 2020.

Premier Gordon Campbell has never been one to shy away from a challenge.

As he prepares to unveil this month the details on his government’s February pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 33 per cent by 2020, there should be no doubt he faces one of his most challenging tasks.

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Vancouver Sun | August 29, 2007
An Inconvenient Fact
By Patrick Moore

It seems like there’s a new doomsday documentary every month. But seldom does one receive the coverage that Hollywood activist Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest climate-change rant, The 11th Hour, is getting.

When we’re bombarded anew with theatrical images of our earth’s ecosystems when the film opens across B.C. this Friday, I’m concerned that we’re losing sight of some indisputable facts.

Here’s a key piece of information DiCaprio, collaborator and long-time activist Tzeporah Berman and the leadership of my old organization Greenpeace are ignoring when it comes to forests and carbon: For British Columbians, living among the largest area of temperate rainforest in the world, managing our forests will be a key to reducing greenhouse gases.

As a lifelong environmentalist, I say trees can solve many of the world’s sustainability challenges. Forestry is the most sustainable of all the primary industries that provide us with energy and materials. Rather than cutting fewer trees and using less wood, DiCaprio and Berman ought to promote the growth of more trees and the use of more wood.

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