If you’re wondering how desperate the climate change alarmists have become check this out:
The science on global warming is settled, so settled that 20 climate scientists are asking President Barack Obama to prosecute people who disagree with them on the science behind man-made global warming.
Scientists from several universities and research centers even asked Obama to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) to prosecute groups that “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”
RICO was a law designed to take down organized crime syndicates, but scientists now want it to be used against scientists, activists and organizations that voice their disagreement with the so-called “consensus” on global warming. The scientists repeated claims made by environmentalists that groups, especially those with ties to fossil fuels, have engaged in a misinformation campaign to confuse the public on global warming.
“The actions of these organizations have been extensively documented in peer-reviewed academic research and in recent books,” the scientists wrote.
A reminder to all those on the side of “consensus” and support these idiots:
In the Catholic world prior to Galileo’s conflict with the Church, the majority of educated people subscribed either to the Aristotelian geocentric view that the earth was the center of the universe and that all heavenly bodies revolved around the Earth, or the Tychonic system that blended geocentricsm with heliocentrism.
Nothing is new under the sun (no pun intended). In fact:
Pope Paul V instructed Cardinal Bellarmine to deliver this finding to Galileo, and to order him to abandon opinion that heliocentrism was physically true.
Of course that didn’t happen, did it? The result?
The sentence of the Inquisition was delivered on 22 June. It was in three essential parts:
- Galileo was found “vehemently suspect of heresy”, namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the centre of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to “abjure, curse and detest” those opinions.
- He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life.
- His offending Dialogue was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future.
We now have a new group hoping to get the same results as the Inquisition. Of course as Galileo was eventually proven to be correct, modern science likes to heap disdain on the scientists of the day for not figuring it out themselves but, instead, just going along with the “consensus”. Yet here we are where the alarmist “consensus” is whining like they did in Galileo’s day and asking for the same result.
That’s NOT science, its religion.
The group of totalitarian cry-babies above want to use the government force to force their hypothesis (and it is nothing more than that) on others. Meanwhile, argument after argument they’ve made have fallen to real science. Arctic and Antarctic ice levels. No warming for decades. Etc.
This is simply an infantile tantrum asking “Big Daddy” to make those kids laughing at them stop.
This group should be publicly shamed and shunned. They’re no more “scientists” than I am a Martian.