Did You Know...

   

Global warming causing ‘settled science’ crowd to attempt to silence dissent

Share
By Doug Powers  •  February 24, 2014 11:25 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

If Einstein claimed special relativity to be “settled mathematics” but then petitioned to silence anybody who asked him to prove it on the chalkboard, how much less serious would he have been taken?

From Howard Kurtz/Fox News:

Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.”

He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.”

How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday.

Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech.

Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress staffer, boasted on Twitter that 110,000 people had urged the newspaper “to stop publishing climate lies” like the Krauthammer piece.

Krauthammer’s column, titled The Myth of “Settled Science,” doesn’t even really constitute “dissent.” The Al Gore faithful don’t just want to silence dissent from “deniers” — they don’t even want to entertain questions from people who are on the fence.

“Shut up, it’s for your own good.” The suppression of free speech is the hottest new way to “save the planet” from global warming. What could go wrong?

(h/t JWF)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

blog comments powered by Disqus

Obama’s flight(s) to Argentina proved how serious he is about acting on climate change

March 25, 2016 06:22 AM by Doug Powers

obamaclimate

Just plane crazy

Al-mageddon hath arrived: A decade ago today, Gore issued his 10-year doomsday warning

January 26, 2016 12:22 PM by Doug Powers

gorebear

Is it getting hot in here or is he crazy?

Self-congratulatory climate warriors kick off COP21 in the most costly refrigerator box of all time

December 1, 2015 11:36 AM by Doug Powers

revengers

The Revengers

Sex in the balance: CNN sounds alarm about the latest thing climate change is killing

November 6, 2015 10:19 PM by Doug Powers

sexclimate

If you can’t get a date you can always jump a shark

Ramp up the fear mongering! New study predicts Miami, New Orleans will be under water *soon due to global warming

October 12, 2015 09:12 PM by Doug Powers

miami

Another “peer reviewed” urinal cake


Categories: Al Gore, Enviro-nitwits, Feature Story, global warming

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook