Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes


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.

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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.”

The suggestion that those who run afoul of the climate change consensus, in particular government officials, should face charges comes with temperatures flaring over the link between hurricanes and greenhouse gas emissions.

More at The Washington Times.


6 thoughts on “Calls to punish skeptics rise with links to climate change, hurricanes

  1. You got me there. Project Cumulus was declassified. Government was seeding clouds back in 1952 and it rained 9 inches. It destroyed people’s homes and over 30 people died.

    Project Popeye was declassified too. The U.S. military was seeding clouds over Vietnam to cause monsoons. There’s documentaries about it. Not exactly a secret. Not even a conspiracy.

    HAARP is also well documented and not a conspiracy although the government isn’t very forthcoming as to exactly what they are utilizing it for. They’ve admitted in their own documents that it manipulates the atmosphere. Theorists claim the technology can alternate jet streams, even manipulate low and high pressure zones and steer hurricanes. The History channel even claimed that the EU has a base in Norway and Russia has two and the U.S. has two in Alaska and one in Puerto Rico.

    So in this sense, I agree with you. This sort of man-made climate change exists. But it differs from the narrative we’re given by liberal Democrats who guilt trip us for driving to work each day to be productive, unlike them.

    What is the government doing with the technology? We can tell from Operation Popeye that they weaponized the technology. In the Cumulus experiment the government got innocent people killed during their experimentation. So why are they being so secretive with the technology and can government be entrusted with the technology? You can guess my position.

    1. Exactly. As Uncle Mike says, “Its a three card Monte”. Only an idiot or greedy pig industrialists would support pollution. Nobody wants a trashed environment, so they’ve hijacked CONSERVE-ation and created a ponzi scheme to extract more marrow (carbon taxes) from the bone.

      As weather-mod operates under the veil of classified programs, the lizard people still need their funding. Therefore, man-made climate change is real; and carbon credits are to be another avenue for funding it.

  2. Here in Bolshevik run Massachusetts 1 year ago I was fired because I am a Republican and NRA Life Member. I was replaced by an H1-B visa at my $120,000/year job at Fidelity Investments so I took an easy government job only to be fired because I made the mistake of telling a coworker I own guns and I am voting for Trump.

  3. I’m sure Dr. Savage knows this as much as I, but these “climate change” fanatics, in their ideology and their utter intolerance towards any and all dissent from same, are total throwbacks to the 13th-14th century, Inquisition-era Catholic Church hierarchy that held that anyone who did not follow to the letter Church doctrine as it existed then were heretics, blasphemers and apostates. These people are the same ones who would have cheered during the Middle Ages when the Church came down hard on Galileo like the proverbial ton of bricks, and he was sentenced to a lifetime of house arrest and forced to recant his declaration that the earth revolved around the sun, rather than the other way around as the Church was pushing then (in other words, Galileo, it could be argued, was his era’s equivalent of those whom these True Believers smear as “deniers,” while New York State AG Eric Schneiderman in bullying ExxonMobil into submission is a de facto reincarnation of those that went after Galileo). They have far more in common with Galileo’s persecutors than with Galileo himself. As such, they are extremely dangerous and a threat to individual liberty and freedom.

    It is especially insidious that Pope Francis is one of those True Believers of an ideology designed to scare people into surrendering their freedoms, serve as a back door to totalitarian One World global government control over every aspect of their lives, and consign their standard of living to below that of even the most primitive, backwards Third World h-hole. In so being, he himself is a throwback to those who ran things in the Church in the Middle Ages – and actively persecuted, tortured and even killed hundreds of thousands if not millions over six centuries for disagreeing with so much as a letter of, or even remotely questioning any or all of, Church doctrine.

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