June 23, 2008
By Vincent Gioia
I wondered how long it would take to come to this. We have had calls for the firing of scientists and other disbelievers of the religion of the day; can the inquisition and McCarthy-style hearings be far behind? I can hear it now – “Are you now or ever have been a denier of global warming caused by mankind?”
The first shot across the bow, so to speak, has been fired in England. Here is a report appearing in the British paper, The Guardian:
“Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist· Testimony to US Congress will also criticise lobbyists · ‘Revolutionary’ policies needed to tackle crisis Ed Pilkington in New York The Guardian, Monday June 23, 2008. James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.”
Hansen heads NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York.
Imagine, global warming deniers are being accused of “crimes against humanity”; isn’t that what Nazi perpetrators were charged with at the Nuremberg trials over the holocaust when six million Jews and others were killed?
To members of the cult-like religion spawned by Al Gore, failing to agree with their dogma is akin to committing one of the worst crimes in human history. Not only is disagreement sufficient to lose your job and be ostracized in your professional community, you should go to jail, or perhaps a gulag, for it.
So-called climate expert, Hansen, was “among the first to sound the alarm over the reality of global warming – to argue that radical steps need to be taken immediately if the ‘perfect storm’ of irreversible climate change is not to become inevitable.” For reasons only the majority of Democrats in congress can explain, Hansen has been invited to the House to speak and “to accuse the chief executive officers of companies such as Exxon Mobil and Peabody Energy of being fully aware of the disinformation about climate change they are spreading.”
The “climate expert” told the Guardian, a newspaper in England, “When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that’s a crime.”
To show how serious Hanson is, he is also talking about making personal charges before the November elections against selected members of Congress who he thinks have a poor track record on climate change. In fact, Hansen offered to campaign against them so they will be defeated at the polls. When most scientists were still hesitant to speak out in support of his dogma, Hansen said the evidence of the greenhouse gas effect was 99% certain, adding “it is time to stop waffling”.
Hansen will share his views on Capitol Hill. He will tell the House select committee on energy independence and global warming that he is now 99% certain that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has already risen beyond the safe level. According to him, the CO2 concentration currently at 385 parts per million is rising by 2 ppm a year. The NASA head of a special project on global warming will tell Congress 2009 will be a crucial year and the new US president should follow the Kyoto agreement; with our choice for the job being limited to two global warming worshipers, it is more than likely we all will be expected to accept the inevitable greatest intrusion on the rights of Americans in history.
As part of his plan to place global warming ahead of common sense, Hansen will tell congress a moratorium should be put on new coal-fired power plants and creation of a huge grid of low-loss electric power lines should be buried under ground and spread across America, “in order to give wind and solar power a chance of competing.” “The new US president would have to take the initiative analogous to Kennedy’s decision to go to the moon.”
His sharpest words are reserved for the special interests he blames for public confusion about the nature of the global warming threat. “The problem is not political will; it’s the alligator shoes – the lobbyists. It’s the fact that money talks in Washington, and that democracy is not working the way it’s intended to work.”
To increase pressure on international leaders, a new organization, called “350.org” is starting a campaign with full-page advertisements in papers such as the New York Times and the Swedish Falukuriren calling for the target level of CO2 to be lowered to 350 ppm. In 2009 which they say will be a crucial year. Anticipating a less hostile president coming into office, the ad will feature how to follow the Kyoto agreement. To emphasize “wide support” for this position, the ad will include 150 signatories, including Hansen. No mention will be made in the advertisement and by the news media coverage about the 19,000 scientists (among them 9,000 PhD’s signing on to labeling Kyoto and its offspring’s a hoax).
Hansen and others blindly supporting the global warming scam put the blame for this heresy of public confusion about the nature of the global warming threat on “special interests”. “The problem is not political will; it’s the alligator shoes – the lobbyists. It’s the fact that money talks in Washington, and that democracy is not working the way it’s intended to work.”
This accusation is especially amazing because recent polls in England report over 60% of the British public believe global warming is total “balderdash” (my word, not theirs, I use it to be politically correct by British standards). But in any language global warming caused by man is utter nonsense.
Related: James Hansen Exposed, Climate Outlook is Excellent
Vincent Gioia is a retired patent attorney living in Palm Desert, California. His articles may be read at www.vincentgioia.com and he may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.