The “climate change” movement has been a complete mess.
First it was global warming, then scientists realized the average global temperature hasn’t gone up in 20 years so the crusade changed their name to climate change.
The climate is changing of course, and pollution has an impact. But the climate is always changing and it has been doing that for millions of years, long before humans were around.
The left has invented all kinds of myths like the idea that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is a direct result of how much gas you put in your car and if you disagree with that you are “anti-science”.
These nonsensical arguments have now crossed into delirious territory as we are learning that climate change supporters now want people who disagree with them throw in jail.
Several of these hysterical environmental activists recently wrote the following letter to the White House.
From Hot Air:
We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change…The methods of these organizations are quite similar to those used earlier by the tobacco industry. A RICO investigation (1999 to 2006) played an important role in stopping the tobacco industry from continuing to deceive the American people about the dangers of smoking. If corporations in the fossil fuel industry and their supporters are guilty of the misdeeds that have been documented in books and journal articles, it is imperative that these misdeeds be stopped as soon as possible so that America and the world can get on with the critically important business of finding effective ways to restabilize the Earth’s climate, before even more lasting damage is done
The left is now calling for the federal government to prosecute and jail those who have a different opinion as to whether or not crushing regulations and the elimination of thousands of jobs is the only solution to a changing climate.
Clear thinking people understand there is no such thing as a climate change “denier”. No one denies the climate changes. The only denial is that there are people on the planet who don’t believe everything Democrats have to say. A fact that really bothers them.
Liberals are completely missing the point on this issue the same way they miss the mark on many others.
Everyone can agree the environment is important. Everyone can agree pollution is bad. And everyone can agree the climate is volatile.
The difference is, Democrats want to destroy the fossil fuel industry and turn the economy upside down while the rest of the world does nothing.
Rational people want to make changes where we can, invest in renewable energy where we can, but also understand that responsibly relying on fossil fuels to power the greatest economy in the world is not the same as wanting to destroy the planet.
It’s not a very complicated issue but yet somehow, it’s easier for the left to throw fellow citizens in jail than it is to find common ground on this issue.