(National Sentinel) Political Tyranny: So, how do you get everyone to agree that human-caused climate change is not a hoax and is actually a real thing?
As The Washington Times reports, that’s exactly what some far-Left members of the Church of Global Warming and Climate Change think should happen.
Fortunately, the paper noted, some real climate scientists aren’t daunted by the lunacy:
Calls to punish global warming skepticism as a criminal offense have surged in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but it hasn’t discouraged climate scientists like Judith Curry.
A retired Georgia Tech professor, she argued on her Climate Etc. website that Irma, which hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Saturday, was fueled in large part by “very weak” wind shear and that the hurricane intensified despite Atlantic Ocean temperatures that weren’t unusually warm.
That is the kind of talk that could get policymakers who heed her research hauled before the justice system, if some of those in the climate change movement have their way.
“Climate change denial should be a crime,” declared the Sept. 1 headline in the Outline. Mark Hertsgaard argued in a Sept. 7 article in the Nation, titled “Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,” that “murder is murder” and “we should punish it as such.”
“In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence — and hold those who do the denying accountable,” said the subhead in the Outline article, written by Brian Merchant.
There, there, boys, temper, temper. Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it some day, and then even some of your thoughts and positions could be criminalized.
In any event, this is nothing but desperation. The far-Left has been unable to convince people of the lie surrounding “global warming/climate change” so now they have been reduced to resorting to tyranny to force people to believe and accept the lie.
As pathetic as it is, it’s nonetheless a very dangerous development because don’t think for a nanosecond that these people wouldn’t implement such a rule if they could.
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