Skip to comments.Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki
Posted on 02/07/2008 8:29:15 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki
Didn't mean it literally says scientist's spokesperson
David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.
At a Montreal conference last Thursday, the prominent scientist, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient exhorted a packed house of 600 to hold politicians legally accountable for what he called an intergenerational crime. Though a spokesman said yesterday the call for imprisonment was not meant to be taken literally, Dr. Suzuki reportedly made similar remarks in an address at the University of Toronto last month.
The proposal has lit up many conservative blogs since it was first reported by the McGill Daily on Monday.
Addressing the McGill Business Conference on Sustainability, hosted by the Faculty of Management, Dr. Suzuki's wide-ranging speech warned against favouring the economy to the detriment of the ecology -- the tarsands in Northern Alberta being his prime example.
"You have lived your entire lives in a completely unsustainable period," he told students and fans. "You all think growth and [climate] change is normal. It's not."
Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that "we can no longer tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton" and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.
"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act," said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
"It's an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years."
The statement elicited rounds of applause.
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“Coming soon, to a Clinton/Obama/McCain Presidency near you!”
Sounds like someone needs to be locked-up
Environmentalists really don’t want to go there. Just for starters, the death toll resulting from the DDT ban makes Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin look like two naughty little boys who should be slapped firmly on the wrist and sent to bed without dessert.
He’s the insuffreable little creep who used to be on PBS with some equally lame nature program
“David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.”
And so begins KrystalNacht.
Liberalism is an “inter-generational crime”. It has destroyed the Western world for generations.
And a method of teaching the violin
You mean, the “LEARNED SCIENTIFIC CLIMATOLOGIST” Gore.
What BS. 10,000 years ago, the spot where this little fascist was standing when he said that was under a 1000 feet of ice.
And then, something made the ice melt. It's called climate change.
Many Years ago.........
Amherst. That’s all I need to know.
And he specialized in animals? And how does that make him know about climate over hundreds of years?
Purge the nation of the intelligent. Jail the Christians. Deal with the old and infirm.
D***, that sounds familiar. Climate Change=New Communism/Religion. The Prince of the Power of the Air thinks he has everything all worked out for his benefit.
Levels of enviro-extremism-fanaticsm reaching new highs. Simply incredible.
The applause part is very scary. We have a scientific Jonestown on our hands.
It doesn’t. But anybody with a PhD in so much as basket weaving can be a “climatologist” and an “expert” on global warming for the MSM ........
Unfortunately there is no logical reasoning with these people. They are hysterical about global warming. They can’t have a reasonable discussion about the pros and cons of the DDT ban. They are incapable of the intellectual give and take, or thinking things through. They are simple minded about all of this.
I heard somebody say that Al Gore is the Pope of the Church of Global Warming. He is just so full of himself being the leader of this movement to “save the planet” and all that. Heck the career politician in him didn’t want to run for president again, he’s having too much fun with global warming and getting honors like the Nobel Peace Prize.
Has Suzuki turned himself in yet?
“You all think...[climate] change is normal. It’s not.”
Huh? Is this from the Onion. What real scientist would seriously make such a ludicrous commentcomment?