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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civil liberties heh
What a complete Nazi.
Liberal Fascism. There you go.
Yes, jail politicians who believe Algore’s bogus science.
The Global warming Nazi Youth movement.
Resistance is futile.
BINGO ... Wait till some idiot in the US decides that this guy has the right idea. National Socialism in America ...
Isn’t a Suzuki a cheap motorcycle?
enviroMENTALists are totalitarians,
Lysenko would be proud.
From his statements, it appears that “Dr” Suzuki’s degree is not in physics...and if it is, he wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Well it is blasphemy to speak against it.
Jailing someone who doesn’t believe in this fraud?
Well, that figures with the libs.
and a car................
When will they start stoning the Creationists?
Ecological Sharia Law..............
His kind persecuted Copernicus and Galileo, too, when they tried to prove that the earth wasn’t flat and the sun didn’t revolve around it. Science by Goracle fiat didn’t work then and it won’t work now.
What Fascist hysteria!
Suzuki received his BA from Amherst College in Massachusetts in 1958, and his Ph.D in zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961.