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Sep 12 2017

Climate Kooks Escalate Calls for Criminalizing Dissent

When Harvey struck, it ended a record run for the longest the USA has gone without a hurricane — just under 12 years. It is in a three-way tie for only the 17th most powerful storm to hit us since the 1850s. Unsurprisingly, people have been snickering at the predictable claim by liberals that finally getting a couple of hurricanes is proof of their discredited anthropogenic global warming theories. True to type, the climate commies are falling back on the favorite tactic of progressives — coercion:

Calls to punish global warming skepticism as a criminal offense have surged in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma…

“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.”

That would entail life sentences or even execution merely for practicing actual science — which requires skepticism — rather than dutifully endorsing politically motivated lies.

Brad Johnson, executive director of Climate Hawks Vote, posted last week on Twitter a set of “climate disaster response rules,” the third of which was to “put officials who reject science in jail.”

By “science,” he means the opposite of science. When any finding that deviates from liberal dogma has been criminalized, no science is possible.

There are more:

Anthony Watts, who runs the Watts Up With That blog, listed some of the threats to criminalize skeptics under the headline, “Hate on Display — climate activists go bonkers over #Irma and nonexistent climate connection.”

The displayed hate includes skeptic Marc Morano of Climate Depot being told, “You and your children should be burned in public.”

Yet again we see that there is no limit to the lunatic tyranny modern progressives will impose once they have the leverage.

Neither sane nor benevolent.

On a tip from J.

15 Responses to “Climate Kooks Escalate Calls for Criminalizing Dissent”

  1. Mr. Freemarket says:

    OK, how’s this?

    Socialism kills. If you deny that, then you should be imprisoned?

  2. Steve2 says:

    So screaming “THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED!!!!!” didn’t convince everyone already?

  3. Occam's Stubble says:

    “You and your children should be burned in public.”

    Ahhh, science.

  4. retire05 says:

    The worst hurricane to ever hit the United States was the one that wiped out Galveston Island, Texas in 1900. An est. 12,000 died.
    Global warming (now known by the politically correct term; climate change) is a little slow catching up.

  5. James McEnanly says:

    No one knew about the Galveston Hurricane until it made landfall.The people had no time to flee or to batten down.Today, we follow these storms from when they are tropical depressions out on the other side of the Atlantic. We should prepare accoringly

  6. Spiny Norman says:

    No one knew about the Galveston Hurricane until it made landfall.

    Actually, some did, just not in Galveston. It hit Cuba hard a couple of days earlier, but the 1900 national “weather bureau” officials dismissed reports from Cuban weather stations that predicted it would head west to Texas, not north to Florida.

  7. Spiny Norman says:

    When Harvey struck, it ended a record run for the longest the USA has gone without a hurricane — just under 12 years.

    Technically, yes. Hurricane Sandy had been downgraded to a “post-topical cyclone” with 80 mph winds by the time it made landfall in NYC. The storm was still large enough to produce a storm surge similar to that of a Cat. 3 hurricane. The storm surge was responsible for most of the damage.

  8. Maurice Miner says:

    Goddamn! All those CO2 pollutants going into the atmosphere and causing all those deaths in 1900!

  9. Talcum X says:

    Natural gender denial should be a crime too. Forcing false doctrine and “settled science” is a political crime that should be punished. While we are “calling murderers”, “murderers”, lets punish the baby killing, abortion loving lefties.

  10. Momster says:

    I had to evacuate for Matthew last year. It was mandatory.

  11. Momster says:

    At least there is PROOF of that!

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