Skip to comments.Professor Wants Climate Change “Deniers” Thrown in Jail
Posted on 03/16/2014 9:49:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology has proposed a bold plan to settle the debate on Global Warming. Lawrence Torcello wrote an essay suggesting that scientists who fail to fall in line with global warming alarmists should be charged with criminal negligence, and possibly even be thrown in jail. Nothing screams academic freedom like a little intellectual Fascism. Right?
When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on.
Well, Larry (can we call him Larry?), it might surprise you an assistant professor of philosophy to learn that science is not a democratic study. Skepticism, opposition, and deviation from the adopted narrative are more responsible for scientific discovery than blind allegiance to any prevailing theory. And, quite frankly, the theory of anthropogenic global warming has been delegitimized by some of its greatest proponents Most scientists would agree that it becomes increasingly difficult to believe in a theory that has routinely failed to produce any moderately accurate models or predictions. But, of course it gets better:
With such high stakes, an organized campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.
Laughably, Larry is not talking about East Anglia, Al Gore, or the UN Climate Change Scandal (where a number of scientists were quoted out of context to give the impression of a consensus view on climate change). In fact, while Larry alleges that deniers (apparently the word skeptic doesnt have the right amount of stigma attached to it) are engaged in a misinformation campaign, he never once defends the propagandistic efforts of the global-warming-faithful.
Governments, activist groups, well connected CEOs, and elite billionaire Liberals have pushed trillions of dollars into the propagation of global warming fears. And yet, strangely, this assistant philosophy professor seems
incapable unwilling to see the irony of his allegations. But, wait
He soon goes for the jugular:
We have good reason to consider the funding of climate denial to be criminally and morally negligent. The charge of criminal and moral negligence ought to extend to all activities of the climate deniers who receive funding as part of a sustained campaign to undermine the publics understanding of scientific consensus.
Ah So scientists who dare to question the provably wrong predictions of melted ice caps, winterless years, and raising sea levels should be charged with negligence for undermining the publics understanding of scientific consensus? Well, heres some scientific consensus for you, Larry:
The world has not seen a measurable increase in temperatures for over 15 years. Arctic ice has increased in mass since 2013. The Polar Vortex is part of a broader, and predictable, weather shift that has been happening for thousands of years. Climate Change has been occurring, without man-made forces, for every single one of the billions of years this rock has been spinning around the sun.
But, lets be honest: Larry isnt really worried about the science (even though Im sure his studies in philosophy have yielded him great insights into climatology, atmospheric science, and meteorological changes throughout history). Hes worried about opposition to his beliefs. He even acknowledges some of the pushback that his idea might receive:
My argument probably raises an understandable, if misguided, concern regarding free speech.
Misguided? The Lefts intolerance, it seems, has no bounds. A student from Harvard recently argued against academic freedom. Not wanting to be outdone, this assistant professor is now suggesting that political opponents (or for that matter, scientists who dont tow his ideological ideals) be criminally charged. It is almost stunning how easily the Left will adopt the notion of censorship and intellectual fascism to limit their opposition.
For being an assistant professor of philosophy, Torcello seems stunningly married to an egocentric world view. People who disagree with him, in his mind, are not merely wrong Theyre crossing the threshold into criminality. This is a point of view that is growing among the Left. Opponents to the President are racist. Opponents of Nancy Pelosi are sexist. Advocates for traditional marriage are bigots. And, apparently, opponents to the theory of anthropogenic global warming are worthy of a little jail time. This doesnt seem like positions that lend themselves to any degree of philosophical integrity.
If Larry really wants to help fight global warming, he should keep his totalitarian mouth shut
Currently, hes spewing too much hot air into the atmosphere.
democrats create many fake crisis (like the global warming hoax) so that we think government is needed
see if you made $100,000 per year you could buy anything you would ever need in the free market. so we dont need government for anything .
so democrats/communists have to create fake threats to scare the people into begging for government to protect them. the news media gets people to say We have to do something about school shootings, global warming, evil corporations etc
global warming : a hoax, a fake crisis
40 million dont have healthare : another lie
see the fact that democrats have to lie , crate fake threats , means that there are no real crisis that government is so needed to save us from.
these are just 2 examples but there are milions at all levels of government. there is nothing the free market cannot do BETTER than government can .roads? yes private roads. private schools, private hospitals, private security patrols and so on .
but democrats have written room fulls of laws mandating government agencies like the EPA, IRS ,FDA, FEC , FCC etc. and obamacare. all these government programs do do is cripple business ,add to the cost of products, tax the hell out of us and businesses ,and take away our freedom
another fake crisis is the mass shooting crisis
You shall not disagree! :-)
WE’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER JAIL
The left would LOVE to be able to imprison anyone who disagreed with them.
Another “freedom loving Obama supporter”. /sarc
What, no reeducation camps?
Sounds like the Catholic church of old....heresy, I tell ya.
That’s weird. I think the folks that are foisting this crap on us should be jailed. Climate change nazis=C2N’s. The greens are all about the green. Not only has algore swollen over the years, so has his bank account. Odd eh?
People think global warming is like a religion.
Bob Beckel said, the other day on the five, that he believes in global warming, and that others should as well.
God created the world, and made it so that we could communicate with Him of our free will. WE have the Bible He gave us to guide us. We can choose to believe or not.
Libs place global warming in the same category, as if those who came up with the theory created the World, and that we should believe out of faith in human authority.
THe same people who said, question authority, tell us, pressure everyone else to not question this authority. It’s true. What kind of insanity is that?
Science is not God. It is based on fact. Facts that God provides.
We don’t believe any scientific theory that is not 100% proven. We just don’t.
And that’s the fight here. If anyone says it’s a theory, and it’s unproven, about anything but global warming, they are considered sane and reasonable, because they are sane.
But they are pressured at the threat of being called insane, if they say the same thing about global warming.
It has not been proven.
What is the problem?
” Hes worried about opposition to his beliefs.”
It is God’s Great Irony that His enemies become what they purport to despise: Brainless fanatics bowing to some demented creed.
Stalin’s children at work.
global warming is a hoax
more ice than ever measured in Antarctica. so the ice caps are not melting the alarmists predicted years ago
coldest winter ever
The scary thing is that they don't recognize how stupid they sound.
Well, I’m still waiting for all those scientists who agree with the ‘consensus’ that humans are causing global warming, oh excuse me, ‘climate change’, to show me some actual PROOF, not just computer models, since those can’t even predict the past when actual numbers are fed into them.
I’ve seen the proof for the NON-existence of Anthropogenic Global Warming, from ice core samples, climate records from ancient history, and even sunspot reading correlating with warm periods and little ice ages.
To the people screaming we have to DO SOMETHING about climate change, I say, “put up, or shut up”.
Chicken Little should be fricasseed
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