What happens when a Conservative think tank points out that some mass killers, or other bad guys, were also climate alarmists? Alarmists go on a tirade of hypocrisy! Here is some more from the Guardian…
The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based rightwing thinktank notorious for promoting climate scepticism, has launched quite possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns.
I’ll let its own press release for its upcoming conference explain, as there’s simply no need to finesse it further:
Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute point out that some of the world’s most notorious criminals say they “still believe in global warming” – and ask viewers if they do, too…The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and Fidel Castro, a tyrant. Other global warming alarmists who may appear on future billboards include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010).
These rogues and villains were chosen because they made public statements about how man-made global warming is a crisis and how mankind must take immediate and drastic actions to stop it.
Why did Heartland choose to feature these people on its billboards? Because what these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the “mainstream” media, and liberal politicians say about global warming. The point is that believing in global warming is not “mainstream,” smart, or sophisticated. In fact, it is just the opposite of those things. Still believing in man-made global warming – after all the scientific discoveries and revelations that point against this theory – is more than a little nutty. In fact, some really crazy people use it to justify immoral and frightening behavior.
But then comes the best bit:
Of course, not all global warming alarmists are murderers or tyrants.
Seriously? The Unabomber bombed out of concern for the environment. Bin Laden did speak of concern for the environment. It’s true! Now, for the flip side, what have alarmists said of people that see through the political power grab?
The idea is simple, if someone presents facts that run counter to the narrative, smear them, so no one will pay attention to the facts. Here is the latest example comes from Professor Kari Norgaard, via The GateWay Pundit…
Professor Kari Norgaard, from the University of Oregon, has labeled an entire population of people who think for themselves… racists. But, it’s even more absurd than that. If you reject the junk data, corruption, and blatant grab for power that is the Green Movement she wants you diagnosed with a disease. And treated.
Scepticism regarding the need for immediate and massive action against carbon emissions is a sickness of societies and individuals which needs to be “treated”, according to an Oregon-based professor of “sociology and environmental studies”. Professor Kari Norgaard compares the struggle against climate scepticism to that against racism and slavery in the US South.
According to an Oregon uni statement announcing the paper:
‘Resistance at individual and societal levels must be recognized and treated …
“This kind of cultural resistance to very significant social threat is something that we would expect in any society facing a massive threat,” [Norgaard] said.
The discussion, she said, is comparable to what happened with challenges to racism or slavery in the U.S. South.’
Alrighty then, the Heartland Institute puts up billboards citing actual murderers that committed crimes in the name of the environment, or plan on using tyrants that supported the alarmist cause. That’s apparently bad. However, I seem to be missing the moral outrage over the two stories I covered in the past. I guess the lack of perspective there is a side effect of drinking the AGW Kool Aid. Or, as we like to call it, hypocrisy.