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This was the 43rd president's message to the current administration at the DUG East conference held by the shale gas industry on Thursday.
With characteristic bluntness, George W. Bush spoke his mind on energy policy to several thousand oil and gas executives gathered in Pittsburgh at an exclusive luncheon on Wednesday.
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- Honorary Doctorate of Science, North Carolina State University (2005).
- Ph.D. in Ecology, Institute of Resource Ecology, University of British Columbia (1974).
- Honors B.Sc. in Forest Biology, University of British Columbia.
Patrick Moore was a leading figure with Greenpeace Canada and worked with Greenpeace International between 1981 and 1986. Moore broke away from Greenpeace after he concluded that ". . .the environmental movement had abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and sensationalism." 
In 1991 he established a consultancy business called Greenspirit Enterprises "focusing on environmental policy and communications in natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change." 
According to a statement by Greenpeace, "Patrick Moore frequently portrays himself as a founder or co-founder of Greenpeace, and many news outlets have repeated this characterization. Although Mr. Moore played a significant role in Greenpeace Canada for several years, he did not found Greenpeace." 
After he left Greenpeace, Moore began work with the Nuclear Energy Institute front group, the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition. He has also worked for the mining industry, the logging industry, PVC manufacturers, the nuclear industry, and in defense of biotechnology. In October 2008, Greenpeace issued a statement distancing itself from Moore, saying he "exploits long gone ties with Greenpeace to sell himself as a speaker and pro-corporate spokesperson, usually taking positions that Greenpeace opposes."
Moore is the "chairman and chief scientist" of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd., a PR company that "work with many leading organizations in forestry, biotechnology, aquaculture and plastics, developing solutions in the areas of natural resources, biodiversity, energy and climate change."
Moore has been criticized for his relations with "polluters and clear-cutters" through his consultancy and has earned his living since the early 1990s primarily through consulting and publicly speaking for a variety of corporations and lobby groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute. , 
Stance on Climate Change
"We do not know if we are a small or large part of the present global warming. It is not possible through science to determine an exact answer to this question. Certainly the natural factors, and there are many, that have acted to change the climate many times through the history of the Earth, are still operating today. They have not gone away. But human emissions of CO2 is a new (natural) factor. So it is very unlikely that we are the only factor causing the present global warming but we may be one of the factors."
According to one article, "Moore contended that global warming and the melting of glaciers is positive because it creates more arable land and the use of forest products drives up demand for wood and spurs the planting of more trees. He added that any realistic plan to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and the emission of so-called greenhouse gases should include increased use of nuclear energy."
"I support sustainable forestry, which is sometimes best done by making clearings where new trees can grow in the sun. I have given my reasons for supporting nuclear power, vinyl and genetic engineering in my books, all of which stem from a concern for the environment and human welfare. And is Greenpeace suggesting environmentalists should be against “mining”? Have these people stopped riding bicycles, texting on cell phones, typing on laptops, and riding mass transit? How could they say anything more ridiculous?" 
SourceWatch has a full list of Moore's speaking appearances, and includes many in which he promotes nuclear power.
The Great Global Warming Swindle stars prominent skeptics including Tim Ball, Roy Spencer, Fred Singer, Pat Michaels, Nir Shaviv, Nigel Lawson, Ian Clark, Piers Corbyn, Philip Stott, Paul Reiter, Richard Lindzen, Patrick Moore, Patrick Michaels, Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Fred Singer, Paul Driessen, and others.
Wrote a letter to the UK's Royal Society, where he stated that “there is no scientific proof of causation between the human-induced increase in atmospheric CO2 and the recent global warming trend, a trend that has been evident for about 500 years, long before the human-induced increase in CO2 was evident." 
2003 & 2005
Moore's "Past Clients" include: 
- Asian Pulp & Paper (APP). 
- B.C. Hazardous Waste Management Corporation (1991-92).
- Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (1992-96).
- Westcoast Energy and BC Gas (1993-1994).
- BHP Minerals (Canada) (1993-94, 1996).
- Canadian Mining Association and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (1996).
- National Association of Forest Industries (Australia), speaking tour of Australia, (1996).
- IPEX, "Canada’a largest manufacturer of PVC, to intervene in the environmental policy of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid", 2001.
- Patrick Moore "Nuclear Re-Think" (PDF). IAEA Bulletin, September, 2006.
Note that Greenpeace mentioned this article as having provided inaccurate information on Nuclear Power. 
- Patrick Moore, "Battle for Biotech Progress", The American Enterprise, American Enterprise Institute, March 2004 [Archived, Feb 9, 2004].
- Patrick Moore, "Color mainstream green," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 7, 2004.
- Patrick Moore, "Environmental movement has lost its way,"Miami Herald, January 30, 2005 [Archived, May 1, 2005].
- Patrick Moore, "Going Nuclear," Washington Post, April 16, 2006.
- "Going Nuclear," Iceland Review, November 13, 2006.
- "Dr Patrick Moore lecture," The Age, December 16, 2006.
- Patrick Moore, "The Sensible Environmentalist: It’s Time to Boycott the Boycotts," Pallet Enterprise, January 1, 2007.
- Patrick Moore, "PBDEs not the issue in the Sound," Seattle Post-Intelligencer opinion column, January 23, 2007.
- Patrick Moore, Op/ed: "An Inconvenient Fact: Despite the anti-forestry scare tactics of celebrity movies, trees are the most powerful concentrators of carbon on Earth," Vancouver Sun (Canada), August 29, 2007.
- Patrick Moore, "Nuclear power: Massachusetts is facing up to carbon choices," The Patriot Ledger, April 12, 2008.
- Patrick Moore, "Why I Left Greenpeace," Wall Street Journal, Opinion, April 22, 2008; Page A23. (Rick Hind, from Greenpeace USA, responded to Moore's op-ed. See Rick Hind, "Make America's Chemical Policy More Like Europe's", Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2008; Page A18.)
- Patrick Moore, "Renewables won't solve all our energy needs," TheStar.com, July 9, 2009.
- Patrick Moore, "Nuclear investment part of a viable energy portfolio," San Antonio Express-News (Texas), September 16, 2009.
- Patrick Moore, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist. Beatty Street Publishing Inc. (Nov, 2010).
- Patrick Moore, Trees are the Answer. Beatty Street Publishing Inc. (2000).
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6. "Our Company," NextEnergy website. Accessed August 24, 2011.
7. Bennett, Drake. "Eco-Traitor," Wired magazine, March, 2004.
8. "Q&A With Patrick Moore, CASEnergy Coalition Co-Chair," Nuclear Energy Institute, September, 2009.
9. EU Watch Interview with Patrick Moore, May 24, 2007. Republished by Greenspirit Strategies Ltd.
10. "Greenpeace co-founder praises global warming." The Honolulu Advertiser, January 13, 2006.
11. Patrick Moore, "Who are the Founders of Greenpeace?" Beatty Street Publishing Inc.
12. "Patrick Moore," IMDb Profile. Accessed August 24, 2011.
13. "Royal Society Release." Greenspirit Strategies Ltd., September 21, 2006.
14. "Penn & Teller Bullshit - Environmental Hysteria Part 1." [Video]. (Dec 29, 2009). Retreived August 25, 2011.
15. "Penn & Teller Bullshit - Endangered Species Part 1. " [Video]. (Jan 9, 2010). Retrieved August 25, 2011.
16. "Co-chairs Biographies." CASEnergy Coalition.
17. "About Us." Greenspirit Strategies Ltd.
18. "Resume of Patrick Moore, Ph.D.,"Greenspirit Strategies Ltd., accessed August 25, 2011.
19. "Why is a former Greenpeace activist siding with Indonesia's logging industry?" George Monbiot's Blog at the Guardian. Dec 2, 2010.