Monday, June 23, 2008

Hansen urges trials for spreading doubt about warming

Anthony Watts has the story: NASA's Jim Hansen calls for energy company execs to be put on trial, for "high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming." The Instapundit has a great headline, Storm troopers in clown shoes, and a couple of reader emails including a suggestion that Gore and Hansen be put on trial if warming does not pick up. Also "Nobody expects the climate inquisition." Watts says: "I suspect he’ll be calling for the jailing of bloggers like myself next."

TigerHawk says: "Officials of the United States government are supposed to uphold the Constitution. It is nothing less than outrageous that a government employee would propose to criminalize speech with which he disagrees. If Hansen's ideas, which enjoy the support of Al Gore, the United Nations, the Democratic Party, virtually every OECD government, and the vast majority of the media and academic establishment, cannot win in the marketplace, perhaps it is because they are not so persuasive as he maintains."

These warmingists are taking themselves altogether too seriously. Maybe they didn't like the jokes. Perhaps we need some new jokes.


blake said...

How many global warming enthusiasts does it take to change a light bulb?

Hector Owen said...

First, they get a legislative majority, then they ban your old light bulbs, then you change the light bulbs yourself. Oh, wait, that wasn't funny.

The opera version of An Inconvenient Truth ought to be a laugh riot, though. I hear that William Friedkin will direct. I just saw To Live and Die in L.A., so I'm wondering if he will be able to get a car chase into the opera.

blake said...

I'm wondering if he will be able to get a car chase into the opera.

Or at least some pea soup!

Hector Owen said...

What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup?

I dunno. What is it?

Anyone can roast beef!

blake said...

OK, that one gets told to the seven year old.

I'll probably get a serious eye roll.