Plan to prosecute climate change skeptics was serious, FOIA dox reveal
|December 29, 2016||Posted by News under academic freedom, Climate change, Culture, Intelligent Design|
From Kevin Mooney at Daily Signal:
Just before joining climate change activist and former Vice President Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” climate change.
The seeds of that call to action in March were planted four years earlier at a gathering of environmental activists, trial lawyers, and academics across the country in San Diego.
The Daily Signal found this and other revealing bits of information among material produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against Virginia’s George Mason University, home to six academics who urged the Obama administration to prosecute individuals and organizations for not agreeing that man has caused climate change. More.
These people do not sound as though they believe that their fellow citizens are capable of making the decisions one would expect of a free society.
Would the same sort of people try jailing ID theorists? My guess (O’Leary for News) is no—because really big money isn’t being made off Darwinism. It’s mostly just academic turf protection now. Readers?
See also: Rubber, meet Road: Climate change, the post-truth society, and going to jail: Some, like Bill Nye, propose treating doubters of government-sponsored statistics on human-caused climate change as criminals. In order to justly depriving others of liberty, one needs moral certainty. But if one lives in a post-truth world, one can never have moral certainty, only the desire for power. And that post-moral desire is precisely what raises so much suspicion in North America about the climate zealots.
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