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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Greens Have Jumped the Shark

The global warming debate is over, and the greens have lost. How can I tell it's over? Because they are now abandoning suasion for coercion and have begun to launch hysterical attacks on those ol' debbils, corporations. The Guardian reports:

James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Hansen will use the symbolically charged 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking speech to the US Congress - in which he was among the first to sound the alarm over the reality of global warming - to argue that radical steps need to be taken immediately if the "perfect storm" of irreversible climate change is not to become inevitable.

Speaking before Congress again, he will accuse the chief executive officers of companies such as ExxonMobil and Peabody Energy of being fully aware of the disinformation about climate change they are spreading.

In an interview with the Guardian he said: "When you are in that kind of position, as the CEO of one the primary players who have been putting out misinformation even via organisations that affect what gets into school textbooks, then I think that's a crime."

Read it here.

This is classic left-wing lunacy and it would not have surfaced if things were going well for the greens. In their frustration they are reverting to form and baring their paranoid delusions for the world to see.

Parenthetically, I might note that it is the greens, not the corporations, that are blanketing the public schools with propaganda.