Calls To Imprison "Climate Change Deniers" Grow In The Wake Of Hurricane Irma

Tyler Durden's picture

When retired Georgia Tech professor Judith Curry penned a blog post on her "Climate Etc." website suggesting that it was scientifically irresponsible to tie the intensity of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma directly to climate change, she probably didn't expect that she might trigger 1,000's of progressives to call for her immediate imprisonment.  Unfortunately, for both Curry and society at large, that is exactly what happened. 

Here is part of Curry's post that potentially resulted in this latest 'mass-triggering' event:

It is premature to conclude that human activities–and particularly greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming–have already had a detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or global tropical cyclone activity. That said, human activities may have already caused changes that are not yet detectable due to the small magnitude of the changes or observational limitations, or are not yet confidently modeled (e.g., aerosol effects on regional climate).

As the Washington Times notes, Curry's comments only served to further enrage Al Gore's climate change crusaders who promptly ramped up their calls to imprison anyone with the audacity to present any data and/or question, in any way, climate models which should be accepted as proven fact...even though they're subjective and highly sensitive any number of input variables.

That is the kind of talk that could get policymakers who heed her research hauled before the justice system, if some of those in the climate change movement have their way.


“Climate change denial should be a crime,” declared the Sept. 1 headline in the Outline. Mark Hertsgaard argued in a Sept. 7 article in the Nation, titled “Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,” that “murder is murder” and “we should punish it as such.”


The suggestion that those who run afoul of the climate change consensus, in particular government officials, should face charges comes with temperatures flaring over the link between hurricanes and greenhouse gas emissions.


“In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence — and hold those who do the denying accountable,” said the subhead in the Outline article, written by Brian Merchant.


Brad Johnson, executive director of Climate Hawks Vote, posted last week on Twitter a set of “climate disaster response rules,” the third of which was to “put officials who reject science in jail.”



And while we're not sure if imprisonment is the right punishment, it does seem a bit outrageous for a Georgia Tech climate scientist to challenge the opinions of both the Pope and Sir Richard Branson on climate change...who does she think she is? 

Meanwhile, Pope Francis said the two Category 4 storms offer proof of catastrophic climate change, even though they are the first two major hurricanes to make landfall on the U.S. mainland in 12 years.


“You can see the effects of climate change with your own eyes, and scientists tell us clearly the way forward,” said the pontiff, adding that leaders have a “moral responsibility” to take action.


“Man-made climate change is contributing to increasingly strong hurricanes causing unprecedented damage,” Mr. Branson said in a Friday statement. “The whole world should be scrambling to get on top of the climate change issue before it is too late for this generation, let alone the generations to come.”

Of course, while we would never question the opinions of the Pope and/or a Knight, we do find the following chart on U.S. hurricane strikes by decade to be somewhat perplexing.  Why, for example, were U.S. hurricane strikes above average for almost every decade between 1870 and 1950 before declining in the 1950s through 2000?  If hurricane frequency can suddenly be linked directly to climate change in 2017, shouldn't it have produced similarly alarming hurricanes in the 80's, 90's and 2000's?  If we're not mistaken, CO2 output has pretty much consistently risen since man first started building fires...


Of course, maybe the extreme weather events have simply shifted away from the U.S. and global hurricane strikes are the more relevant metric...except not...


Oh well, we probably just don't understand the math...

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logicalman's picture

Be careful what you pray for.

Justin Case's picture

Had I known his mother's health care plan didn't cover abortions, I could have crowd funded it.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

Wow. Brilliant.



Why did it morph into climate change from global warming? 

CRM114's picture

Because their words mean what they want them to mean, today.


RKae's picture

Hey, man, same reason Jefferson Airplane changed to Jefferson Starship and then to Starship: Just. Good. Marketing.

overbet's picture

I think that is rhetorical, but its so hard to tell in text. So they can tax any weather.

logicalman's picture

Because the scammers think it will make more money.

Just because someone is making money from something doesn't mean it's not happening.

Seeing Red's picture

"Morons" is a bit strong.  However, making it a thought crime is outrageous.

CRM114's picture

The AGW models don't work, the predictions don't match reality. The IPCC admits they don't work. A fundamental check in science is the ability to predict. How does that make anyone who agrees with the IPCC a denier?

Oldwood's picture

If their models don't work, you can bet they are working on new ones that will.

Tallest Skil's picture

Shill harder, dipshit. Your own masters have admitted you're lying.

south40_dreams's picture

Is climate change an orgasmic experience?

Jar jar Binks's picture

The term "moron" belongs to classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.  Perhaps you should retake climatology 101!  You would learn that variations in temperatures have been occuring throughout recorded history.  These variations are not correlated to man's activity on earth.  I would be glad to cite the various studies, but I'm quite sure that someone with your low level of language skill would not be able to understand them.

Mr Hankey's picture

So we can't  call  peeps cretins & idiots anymore, either?

logicalman's picture

Don't cop out, cite your sources and drop the insults.


mayhem_korner's picture

Don't tell me that yomutti2 is the best the lunatics can muster...

Was capital F Flakmeister banned? (S)he would be at least be tossing some haymaker comments.

Alas, the good ole days.  Back to my scotch.

Agstacker's picture

No, morons are the people who come up with new and different names for weather.

logicalman's picture

Weather is to climate as a car is to traffic.

Hopefully you know the difference between a car and traffic.

the artist's picture

We cant predict the weather from week to week.

Climate= the sum total of all weather. Yet you morons claim you can see the future in intimate detail. 

Fuck you and your casino gulag global debt tax ponzi scheme. 

Try focusing on something that will actually harm us. Its called pollution, idiot.

TheAntiProgressive's picture

Come arrest me fuckers, bring guns, lots of guns.

atomic balm's picture

ad hominem deserves a prison sentence

media_man's picture

Kim Jong Un will be giving Donald Trump a Dirty Sanchez on HBO while Vincent Fox swallows his jiz before that ever happens.

NotApplicable's picture

Nothing that WWIII can't settle.

Dig Deeper1's picture

ManBearPig is real I tell ya.  I'm super serial.

AustrianJim's picture

I'm so glad I live in American and not China, where the Communist Party jails anybody who questions the consensus on anything.

RKae's picture

Stay right where you are. The climate police are on their way.

RKae's picture

I recall back in '86, the Challenger exploded and people were tearfully shrieking that "we have to stop space exploration!!!!" ...because 7 people died. Seven people. You know: the same amount of people who died on bicycles while I was typing this.

People just need dramatic images, and you can get them to shout, "Something must be done! Jail somebody! Kill somebody! Create a new government program!"

So now it's a hurricane... on the Florida coast... in September. "SOMETHING MUST BE DONE!!"

Lysander_Spooner's picture

“Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us,” that “murder is murder” and “we should punish it as such.”


Mark Hertsgaard abortion is MURDERING millions of children in their ultimate SAFE SPACE now that's punishment free MURDER !


mayhem_korner's picture

Favorite comment today.  Merci

Mr Hankey's picture

You love the MIC police state. I'll bet you donate to the Fraternal Order of Pedophiles They love to rape & jill actual born children & put them in adult prison. 

Mr Hankey's picture

Only murder after its born.Until then it is a fetus.And you can suck all the non- white ones into the sink.

Bopper09's picture

Or we could just criminalize HAARP deniers.

south40_dreams's picture

The research grants are drying up like Hillary's book royalties

are we there yet's picture

Cow farts are causing our Hurricanes? Hillary and Wasserman are also contributing their fair share of cow farts.

buzzsaw99's picture

never did like curry chicken.

wisehiney's picture

If any of you snowflakes are hot little dumb blondes.

You can imprison my cock in your mouth.

Yen Cross's picture

   Maybe the fucktard liberals should look at the Pacific basin. There hasn't been any cyclonic activity at all.

  This is all cyclical. JFC there hasn't been any major hurricanes in the Atlantic for 12 years.

Lumberjack's picture

Exactly. I will refrain from commenting further on this 'article', but will be examining the mental and psychological issues demonstrated by the posts of seriously misled and deranged commentary of AGW people who show up here.

45North1's picture

But who's science?


Beware the science of convienience.

Iconoclast421's picture

In past generations, trash like this would have been shipped off to die in a great war. Now it is left alive to spew unproven nonsense and perpetuate propaganda.

Boing_Snap's picture

Well the retards that think man is creating weather changes need to get some science on the subject.

The 31K scientists who have signed the petition based on their Peer Reviewed paper can be contacted through this webpage. Well you never know the 9000 Phds amongst them might have it all wrong.

Overview of the paper


Banks, tax and carbon, I think I smell a rat.

ihateclowns's picture

Just buy bitcoin, problem solved

_SILENCER's picture

Every day it gets easier to hate the left.