Thursday, January 18, 2007

The new Stalinists

Dr. Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel on how to deal with those who do not acknowledge the culpa of you and me in global warming. The American Meteorological Society should suffer no dissent.

If a meteorologist can't speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn't give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn't agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns. It's like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise and tsunamis are caused by the weather. It's not a political's just an incorrect statement.
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The Party Line has been determined, and anyone fool enough to fly in the face of Historical Inevitability deserves to be disbarred, and worse...
When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards* -- some sort of climate Nuremberg.
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*Climatology jargon for those in the denial industry who will be first against the wall...

This is how someone called Dave Roberts, who has appeared as an expert on Ms Cullen's TV programme, greeted the publication of George Monbiot's book, Heat, which he seemed to like.

Strangely, the many commenters who say nasty things about Ms Cullen's view of scientific debate refer often to Hitler, as does Roberts, but never to the master of ideological tyranny, Stalin. Which is a shame, because what we are embarking on now is yet another voyage into the stormy waters between the Scylla of righteousness and the Charybdis of salvation. That is Stalin's territory and the heritage of the Left.

Check out the list of the disasters global warning has already caused. Keep checking back because it grows by the day and you wouldn't want to miss one.

(via Tim Blair)

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