There is an update to this story as of April, 2016. We now have 16 Attorneys General investigating Exxon Mobil, Peabody Energy and a Libertarian think tank, Competitive Enterprise Institute. They are literally conspiring with far-laft environmental groups, some of whom are out-and-out communists.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told a contingent of adoring press on March 29th that “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real” and if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”
Companies are people and they will do the same to individuals. They pick the most vulnerable first.
Bill Nye is now out in public promoting prison for deniers.
Failing to convince people of the severity of global warming – which hasn’t taken place in 18 years – the alarmists now want to jail the doubters.
This is nothing new but it’s becoming more frighteningly popular.
In the letter, they refer to the idea which was first suggested by leftist Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.
In a Washington Post article in June, Whitehouse compared global warming deniers and the fossil fuel industry to the tobacco industry, calling for them to be charged under the RICO Act.
The tobacco industry was prosecuted for racketeering after they misled the public about the dangers of tobacco. Many of the things he accused the deniers of doing are things his global warming industry does – Climategate being one example.
The RICO Act was used to break up the mobs which is what he must believe climate deniers are. Free speech is not allowed if you deny his take on things which some of us think is extreme.
He apparently believes that coordinating “a wide range of activities, including political lobbying, contributions to political candidates, and a large number of communication and media efforts” are racketeering and not our First Amendment rights.
Speaking at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, Al Gore called climate change “accepted science,” and said that government officials who continue to deny it should pay a “price.”
American Thinker posted an article in April that included a list of those who wanted to send doubters to jail.
In March, 2014, an assistant professor of philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology said he would like to see those who disagree with him on climate change put in jail.
He published a 900-word-plus essay at an academic website called The Conversation.
His main complaint is his belief that certain nefarious, unidentified individuals have organized a “campaign funding misinformation.” Such a campaign, he argues, “ought to be considered criminally negligent.”
Lawrence Torcello, who has a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo, explains that there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times.
Torcello would like to make all of that a crimnal activity based simply on his belief that the alarmist argument is the accurate argument. He’d jail the heretics and deny the public the opposing argument, HotAir reported.
Also in March, Adam Weinstein of The Gawker wrote “Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars.”
Mother Jones, the Soros-funded loon website, said they shouldn’t be arrested, they need to be sued into oblivion.
In September, 2014, far-leftist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he would like to see a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers – those who engage in “selling out the public trust,” he said, in an interview with Climate Depot during New York City’s Communist People’s Climate March.
“I wish there were a law you could punish them with,” he said, in the videotaped interview. “I don’t think there is a law that you can punish these politicians under … [and skeptical politicians are] selling out the public trust.”