Your Opinion: Penalty proposed in climate debate

Dear Editor:

If you could please keep this a secret, I just came back from the latest “clique” meeting where I found out some more information about the so-called, man-made global warming or as those that profess such nonsense call it now, “climate change.” They saw that global warming wasn’t going anywhere due to the facts, so the name was changed, but it’s still the same drivel.

I obtained this from an article that we in the “clique” came across. The article said in part; “A professor with Rochester Institute of Technology has called for the incarceration of any American who actively disagrees that climate change is solely caused by human activity. Lawrence Torcello, a philosophy professor with a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, published the comments as part of an essay submitted to the academic website The Conversation.

Torcello argues that malignant individuals, who he does not identify, are collectively organizing a “campaign funding misinformation” about climate change. Torcello goes on to suggest that such activity “ought to be considered criminally negligent.”

Torcello’s America would also see countless scientists thrown into prison for continually presenting evidence that shows there is no scientific evidence that human activity is causing the planet to warm.

The latest to be locked up would be Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, who testified in front of a Senate committee that, “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years.”

Moore cited the IPCC’s own figures on global warming which show only a 0.57C temperature increase during the 30-year period from 1970 to 2000. Since then there has been no increase, perhaps a slight decrease, in average global temperature.Furthermore, the latest temperature data from two U.S. government bureaucracies, NASA and NOAA, verifies that the “pause” or “hiatus” in global warming is still ongoing. If professor Torcello had his way, the scientists involved in those studies would presumably also be imprisoned.

Unfortunately those on the left want to throw those that disagree with them in jail, while we on the other side want those that disagree with us to have their say, so that people will observe just what kind of loons we are dealing with.

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