Should Political Leaders be Jailed for Questioning Global Warming?

Should it be against the law to disagree with an as yet unproven scientific theory?

A Canadian scientist and high-profile television personality thinks so, and has called for the jailing of political leaders that ignore the junk science behind the anthropogenic global warming myth.

It appears the witch hunt has moved from calling non-believers "deniers" to the burning phase, which is comically ironic if you think about it long enough.

While you search for the not so subtle pun, Canada's National Post reported Thursday (h/t NBer landshark, emphasis added throughout):

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.

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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.

Amazing, wouldn't you agree? Yet, for those actually interested in real science and not the inflammatory hyperbole folks like Suzuki and Nobel Laureate Al Gore are disingenuously peddling, the following statement by the Canadian was quite telling:

"It's an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years."

And therein lies the problem, Doctor: all you folks advancing this myth are only interested in recent statistics and data.

By contrast, those truly researching climate choose to look at numbers and measurements through the millenia to reach conclusions about how today's weather-related observations compare to the past.

You should try it sometime, Doctor. It's called "Science."

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.