CFACT’s executive director Craig Rucker presented the CFACT message to an energized crowd of students at the University of Georgia, Athens on Weds night. Delivering a stinging indictment of the modern green movement, Rucker explained how today’s environmentalism seems to care more about more about politics than it does about promoting legitimate environmental stewardship.
“The leadership of the modern environmental movement has deviated from its mission of protecting nature,” he said. “They have prejudices that diminish the importance and value of people, and instead have overly elevated, even religious, views that seem to deify Mother Earth. We need a more reasoned, science-based approach.”
Rucker also took time to talk about CFACT’s history and background with students. As a co-founder of the organization along with David Rothbard in 1985, he explained about a number of the various projects and activities the Committee is engaged in – ranging from CFACT’s UN watchdog activities and its “Just the Facts” radio show, to its Climate Depot news and Information service and Collegians campus program, among others.
The students were impressed.
“Craig spoke in a way that was so engaging to the audience,” said UGA freshman student and campus CR president Abigail Frye. “He addressed the complementary relationship between conservative values and environmental protection, something that is very important. We look forward to getting some things done here with CFACT at UGA in the near future,” she added.
“No doubt this presentation really opened my eyes to the big government, anti-human ideology behind many of those running the green movement,” stated political science major Lucas Greenberg. “I look forward to pitching in and taking part in some of the exciting CFACT projects coming up!”
Several students who attended the lecture immediately signed up to begin CFACT’s first project on the UGA campus this semester – a survey of student opinion on the issue of nuclear energy in the state of Georgia. They will be organizing their petition within a week to garner the opinions of over 1,000 students on this important topic.