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The Poor, Selective Dears

By on 2.15.11 | 2:55PM

Just curious but was Lawrence O'Donnell so exercised about all of the calls to jail (as a first step) climate skeptics? They were widespread and far more serious. An excerpt from Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed (citations omitted):

"Marc Sheppard writes:

'With Holocaust-level guilt established in the psyches of the indoctrinated, the next step was to further marginalize heretics by projecting imaginary Holocaust-worthy punishment. In May of 2006, enviro-paranoid Mark Lynas complied:

"I wonder what sentences judges might hand down at future international criminal tribunals on those who will be partially but directly responsible for millions of deaths from starvation, famine and disease in decades ahead. I put this in a similar moral category to Holocaust denial -- except that this time the Holocaust is yet to come, and we still have time to avoid it. Those who try to ensure we don't will one day have to answer for their crimes."

...Then, four months later, Grist magazine's equally hysterical David Roberts suggested that the method by which deniers be held accountable for the consequences of their inactions should mirror that by which the most heinous of Nazi war criminals had been for their actions:

"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."'

...Academic Ross Gelbspan, whom we've mentioned above (for a long time portrayed himself as a Pulitzer Prize winner, which he isn't) has attacked scientists (which he also is not) as 'enemies of humanity' for, say, noting the sun's role in our climate. One cowardly green-activist website calls a Harvard astrophysicist an attempted mass murderer for discussing the sun's role in the earth's historical temperature record [NB: she has since retired, not needing the constant baiting of lunatics], and labels other dissenters 'felons.' One man who compiled that list of peer-reviewed scientists whose work challenges the IPCC's alarmism was also hysterically derided as an 'assassin.'"

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