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Report: Climate alarmists seek jail, death penalty for global warming skeptics

Climate alarmists want global warming skeptics jailed, executed.
Climate alarmists want global warming skeptics jailed, executed.
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On Wednesday, Newsbusters' Sean Long reported that a number of prominent climate alarmists are seeking to silence their critics, going so far as to demand they be thrown in jail, or worse, sentenced to death.

Richard Parncutt, a musicology professor at the University of Graz, Austria, for example, said in 2012 that those promoting skepticism of global warming should be executed. He went on to say that Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who killed 77 people in 2011, should not receive the death penalty, according to an article at WND.

"GW is different. With the high probability it will cause hundreds of millions of deaths. For this reason I propose that the death penalty is appropriate for influential GW deniers. More generally, I propose that we limit the death penalty to people whose actions will with a high probability cause millions of future deaths … the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for GW deniers who are so influential that one million future deaths can with high probability to traced to their personal actions," he reportedly said.

He later took down the writing, WND reported, and replaced the call for death with a message that said: “Please note that I am not directly suggesting that the threat of execution be carried out. I am simply presenting a logical argument.”

A number of others, like history professor Dr. Naomi Oreskes, have suggested skeptics of global warming be arrested under international law. Others, like the Grist’s David Roberts have actually proposed Nuremberg style trials for climate skeptics.

"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," he wrote in 2006. He later apologized for the Nuremberg comparison, Long added, but did not back off calls to jail critics of global warming.

Dr. Robert Nadeau, founder of the George Mason University Global Environmental Network Center, called global warming skepticism a “genocidal campaign" and explored using various international laws to use against skeptics.

In March 2014, Gawker’s Adam Weinstein said there was “clear precedent” to “punish the climate-change liars.”

"We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people's deaths. It's time to punish the climate-change liars," he wrote. He also named exactly who he wanted to see in jail.

"I'm talking about Rush [Limbaugh] and his multi-million-dollar ilk in the disinformation business. I'm talking about Americans for Prosperity and the businesses and billionaires who back its obfuscatory propaganda. I'm talking about public persons and organizations and corporations for whom denying a fundamental scientific fact is profitable, who encourage the acceleration of an anti-environment course of unregulated consumption and production that, frankly, will screw my son and your children and whatever progeny they manage to have," he said.

In other words, Rush Limbaugh must be arrested and tried for engaging in speech Weinstein doesn't like. According to Long, these calls for Soviet-style squelching of speech have been going on since about 2006.

On Tuesday, we reported that scientist and environmental activist David Suzuki called for the incarceration of politicians who disagree with the climate change agenda. PBS's Bill Moyers responded by suggesting he start with Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

It's almost enough to make one believe liberals really do want a second civil war in America.

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