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Submission + - Calls to criminalize "climate denial" intensify (washingtontimes.com) 2

mi writes: “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.

“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.

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.”

All of the arguments to criminalize "climate deniers" would also have applied to dissenters during the War on Fat, who may have argued against that, for example, real butter is preferable to "fat free" ersatz.

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Calls to criminalize "climate denial" intensify

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  • With tongue half in cheek.

    One of the early problems from global warming will be crop failure & subsequent food shortages.

    Make a law; when food gets scarce, we get to dispatch, dress and eat climate change deniers.
    Law having the added advantage of addressing both the supply and demand side of the equation is a plus.

    Thank you. :-)

  • Anthropogenic climate change has been debunked so many times it's laughable. We have been warned many times over that continuing to support this fallacy is doing more harm to humanity than if it were actually a real concern. Developing countries are faced with having their hands tied when it comes to technological advances. The same goes for economic development and advancement in first world nations. Billions of tax dollars flow into "proving" a bad theory every year, and if scientists want to keep that mo

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