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U.N. Climate Chief: I Hope Climate Change Skeptics Die

February 6, 2010

I’m paraphrasing, of course.  What U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri actually said is this:

Climate change skeptics “are people who deny the link between smoking and cancer; they are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder,” he said.

“I hope that they apply it (asbestos) to their faces every day.”

No one seriously doubts the link between asbestos exposure and cancer because there is ample scientific evidence establishing that link.  I might add that the level of scientific rigor that went into establishing that link was free from the annoying distractions that hiding data, persecuting opposition, and manipulating raw data tend to cause.  How the asbestos/cancer linkage and global warming are analogous is beyond any rational person’s capacity for comprehension. 

This isn’t the first or only instance of fascistic zealousness on the part of global warming cult devotees.  David Roberts of Grist once infamously called for Nuremberg-style climate trials for AGW skeptics:

When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.

AGW believers might be taken a little more seriously if they weren’t prone to wishing death upon the opposition and drawing absurdly hyperbolic analogies between their raison d’etre and the Holocaust.

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