Ugly: “Why climate denial should be a criminal offence”

There is no greater crime being perpetuated on future generations than that committed by those who deny climate change. The scientific consensus is so overwhelming that to argue against it is to perpetuate a dangerous fraud. Denial has become a yardstick by which intelligence can be tested. The term climate sceptic is now interchangeable with the term mindless fool.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    Thinking the unthinkable is the life blood of science. Making belief in the scientific consensus compulsory would kill it.

  • Daviddowntown

    Wow. A social “scientist” wants to put me in jail for disagreeing with him. A social fucking scientist.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just add the following to all sentences like this

    ‘Unless you’re a Muslim’

  • Clink9

    Shut your pie hole baldy.

    • Millie_Woods

      Simple, yet appropriate.

  • Jim Horne

    Consensus requires compelling proof. Coercion does not. Whenever there is resistance coercion is the option of choice for elites.

    • Clink9

      He reminds me of a certain cult that beheads non believers …..

  • More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition opposing anthropogenic global warming theory stating there is “no convincing evidence”:

    So before we go any further, Dr. Gilbert is going to have to explain where we are going to put all these “climate criminals”. That number of dissenters will require hundreds of new jails, or at least dozens of “super-jails” to accommodate so many. It would probably make more sense to build concentration camps — an alternative I’m sure would garner the support of people like David Suzuki in Canada.

    Or maybe we can learn what to do with the dissenters from one of Alexandre Solzhenitsyn’s accounts of how the former Soviet Union handled its dissenting scientists: they were usually placed in mental institutions, or sent to Gulags in Siberia. Although, in Canada the former might be a problem because we have closed most of our mental institutions, but the latter would be workable — plenty of Siberia-like conditions in our far North!

    Anyway, I’m not too worried — I’m sure Canada will find even more sophisticated ways than the former Soviets to criminalize scientists for erroneous intellectual opinion.

    • DVult

      My informal poll reveals that no scientists believe in global warming.

      • A private (i.e. anonymous) poll would probably reveal something like that. Most scientists are afraid of losing their careers (as were many scientists in the former Soviet Union who wanted to avoid the Gulags).

  • GrimmCreeper

    Consensus, until proven as fact is simply theory.

    • As the story goes, when the great explorer Christopher Columbus (“Cristoforo Colombo” in his native Italian) believed that the world was round he had zero consensus from the pop science of the day — everybody thought he was nuts. He couldn’t get support from his native Italy to sponsor his trip and the Portuguese and English likewise sloughed him off. Until the Spanish Monarchy decided to take a chance on him.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I find that the Spanish once held the Netherlands an intriguing part of history. And how the took back Spain from the moops. Although, I remain ancestrally proud of the English navy sinking the Great Armada.

        • Quite the history. And while all the European powers had their own magnificent navies each also had their own pirates and buccaneers. With treasure hidden on islands all over the Caribbean.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I understand now why the powers tacitly endorsed privateers.
            It was cheap and they could take a cut while giving the successful knighthoods.

          • I visited Captain Morgan’s cave on the island of San Andrés (now a territory of Colombia). There was a Rastafarian guy there “guarding” the cave (basically peddling rum to tourists). Anyway there’s still rumoured to be treasure at the bottom of the cave — problem is it’s extremely narrow, barely wide enough to crawl into, and it’s flooded with water. You’d need scuba equipment to get to the bottom, and nerves of steel for the claustrophobia. But the rum did help for as far as I got.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            ricardojaime, you have helped me overcome my prejudice, mostly.
            When I was a kid my best friend for a couple of years was named Cervantes.
            His mom left him and his sister with his dad in the low rental housing development that we lived in then.

    • Clausewitz

      There is no Consensus in science. Ever, end of story. If there was then that society would be dead. Consensus is the hallmark of fundamentalist religions, like, errrrrrrrrr Islam.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        We believe in certain things.
        Two plus two is always four.
        Unless you believe your god is only willing to make it true for a while.

  • WalterBannon

    Dr Jarrod Gilbert, Nazi

    • Millie_Woods

      They thought they were social scientists too.

      • DVult

        Butchers, scientists, what’s the difference?

  • mauser 98

    ….full tilt BS

    DNC Lineup Includes James Cameron-Produced Climate Change Short Film

  • mauser 98

    …and freeze in the dark
    he argued, should be taxed at the wholesale level to raise the price
    and deter consumption. He and other members of the IRP assert that
    livestock creates 14.5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that the
    panel says contribute to climate change.”

  • Millie_Woods

    As Mark Steyn said “nothing good ever starts with the word social”

  • Maggat

    Please note that Dr Jarrod Gilbert is a Social Scientist . What in the hell is SOCIAL science? What on earth do they do, other than endeavor to make our lives miserable.