THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

The Incivil War of Climate Change Heats Up

by
Rand Simberg

Those of us who have not succumbed to the fashionable hysteria over anthropogenic global warming (aka “climate change”) have long become accustomed to being demonized and threatened by its more enthusiastic adherents, including some of its leading lights. For example, James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has proposed that the CEOs of coal companies be tried as criminals against humanity. A few years ago, Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel proposed that anyone in the meteorological business who didn’t bow to her superior wisdom be decertified. More recently, a columnist at Forbes called skeptics equivalent to addicts and declared that they should be “the first to pay” for the coming environmental apocalypse, comparing them to people whose houses should burn down because they refused to pay for the fire department.

Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman has compared AGW “deniers” (that is, skeptics) to Holocaust deniers, and just this week, a Bergen-Belsen survivor did exactly the same thing, with seeming approval by the New York Times science (and climate change) reporter Andy Revkin, though he later claimed that his link did not indicate either his agreement or approval.

Bjørn Lomborg (who actually believes that climate change is real and man-made) has been compared to Hitler by the head of the IPCC for merely having the temerity to point out the economic senselessness of many of the nostrums proposed to deal with the problem:

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May 12, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment

  1. It’s safe to say that climate change is now driving votes AWAY from the political left, thus proving it was exaggerated political science.
    1-Even occupy doesn’t support anything that is “CO2″ (bankster carbon trading stock markets).
    2-Obama hasn’t mentioned the greatest crisis imaginable in two state of the unions.
    3-Climate change denying voters voted in a climate change denying Canadian prime minister to a majority.
    What needs to be done is to somehow rally the millions and millions of people in the global scientific community to join the dozens of climate change protesters to prove their warnings are not exaggerated. Scientists have doomed kids as well.

    Comment by David Nutzuki (@DavidNutzuki) | May 13, 2012


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