Pas Charlie!

Moslim–extremisme heeft geen monopolie op onverdraagzaamheid en inperking van de vrijheid van meningsuiting.

Benny Peiser van de Britse ‘Global Warming Policy Foundation’ (GWPF) heeft een aantal artikelen op een rijtje gezet, waarin klimaatsceptici met allerlei nare dingen werden bedreigd. Hieruit blijkt dat onverdraagzaamheid en de wens tot inperking van de vrijheid van meningsuiting zich niet beperken tot Moslim–extremisme. Ik citeer:

I wonder what sentences judges might hand down at future international criminal tribunals on those who will be partially but directly responsible for millions of deaths from starvation, famine and disease in decades ahead. I put [their climate change denial] in a similar moral category to Holocaust denial – except that this time the Holocaust is yet to come, and we still have time to avoid it. Those who try to ensure we don’t will one day have to answer for their crimes.

–Mark Lynas, 19 May 2006

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The message is clear: climate change deniers are scum. Their words are so wicked and dangerous that they must be silenced, or criminalised, or forced beyond the pale alongside those other crackpots who claim there was no Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. Perhaps climate change deniers should even be killed off, hanged like those evil men who were tried Nuremberg-style the first time around. Whatever the truth about our warming planet, it is clear there is a tidal wave of intolerance in the debate about climate change which is eroding free speech and melting rational debate.

–Brendan O’Neill, Spiked, 6 October 2006

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At the end of that process, some Global Warming deniers would never admit their mistake and as a result they would be executed. Perhaps that would be the only way to stop the rest of them. The death penalty would have been justified in terms of the enormous numbers of saved future lives.

— Professor Richard Parncutt, University of Graz, Austria, 25 October 2012

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As George Bernard Shaw said, “All great truths begin as blasphemies”. In the West in the past, it was the Christian God that was protected by a censorious forcefield. Now it’s climate-change orthodoxy, the ideology of multiculturalism, Islamo-sensitivities, gay marriage… These days, speaking ill of any of those new gods could earn you a metaphorical lashing from the mob, or expulsion from polite society, or possibly a prison sentence.

–Brendan O’Neill, The Australian, 10 January 2014

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Ministers who question the majority view among scientists about climate change should “shut up” and instead repeat the Government line on the issue, according to MPs. The BBC should also give less airtime to climate sceptics and its editors should seek special clearance to interview them, according to the Commons Science and Technology Committee. Andrew Miller, the committee’s Labour chairman, said that appearances on radio and television by climate sceptics such as Lord Lawson of Blaby, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, should be accompanied by “health warnings”.

–Ben Webster, The Times, 2 April 2014

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A globally-renowned climate scientist has been forced to step down from a think-tank after he was subjected to ‘Mc-Carthy’-style pressure from scientists around the world. Professor Lennart Bengtsson, 79, a leading academic from the University of Reading, left the high-profile Global Warming Policy Foundation as a result of the threats, which he described as ‘virtually unbearable’. In his resignation letter, published on the think-tank’s website, he wrote: ‘If this is going to continue I will be unable to conduct my normal work and will even start to worry about my health and safety. I see no limit and end to what will happen. It is a situation that reminds me about the time of McCarthy.”

–Willis Robinson, Daily Mail, 15 May 2014

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The danger comes instead from self-censorship. Which BBC editor now is going to invite Lord Lawson or even Prof Bob Carter on to their programmes in the certain knowledge that they are likely to be criticised and perhaps have time-consuming complaints upheld against them? As Lord Lawson argues, surely correctly, he has, in effect, been banned by the BBC. It is an easy thing to judge. Let’s see when he next appears in the climate change context. There will, of course, be no edict. He will just never ever be invited to take part in any BBC programme on the issue.

–Raymond Snoddy, MediaTel, 9 July 2014

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The BBC has effectively banned Lord Lawson, the former chancellor from appearing on its programmes to debate climate change, unless he is introduced with a statement discrediting his views. When people try to close down debate rather than engage with it, there is a pretty clear conclusion to be drawn: they lack confidence in their own case.
–The Spectator, 12 July 2014

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In the climate wars, those that use pejorative names for people that they disagree with are the equivalents of racists and anti-semites, and deserve opprobrium and disrespect. It is very sad, not to mention bad for science, to see scientists engaging in this behavior. We need to open up the public debate about climate change, and get rid of the tyranny of political ‘correctness’ in the climate debate that is being enforced by a handful of self-appointed and readily-offended fools.

–Judith Curry, Climate Etc, 11 January 2015

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  1. V.K.

    -Tsja, **** v/d richel. Interessante links, zeer herkenbaar.

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  3. APvdHoeven

    De groene natuur en milieubeweging wordt aangevoerd door linkse mensen en die zijn nooit zo erg happig geweest op “tegengeluiden” als het hen “niet uitkomt”.
    Daar komt dan het enorme belang van “het groene kapitaal” nog eens bij.
    Beide proberen de “tegengeluiden” dood te zwijgen en zo nu en dan “idioten” aan het woord te laten om de oppositie tegen hun stellingen voor “misdadigers” uit te maken.

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