It used to be, in the enlightenment of rational, Western civilization, that we could debate differences of opinon without coming to blows and we believed in the objectivity of the Scientific Method. So how is it we’ve come to a new low in the rationality of those who are proponents of the human-driven ‘global warming’ theory?
Initially in the 70’s, given our complete lack of scientific understanding of extremely complex climate systems, we openly debated the science of how and why nature would cool, then warm, then cool and so on.
Then came the bastardization of science for political and social activism in the 90’s. The irrationality of the debate worsened when those biases became the major conduit for scientific research funding in this field. Under this political-activist approach, skeptics of the unproven, human-driven climate theory were labeled ‘deniers’ and ‘stooges of Big Oil’. This was further reinforced by the ridiculous claim that ‘the scientific debate was over’ and that their was a ‘scientific consensus’ on the causes of climate change.
As objective reality causes the activist warming theory to crumble, climate alarmists have now escalated to calling their opponents mentally ill:
“This weekend, the University of West England is hosting a major conference on climate change denial. Strikingly, it’s being organized by the university’s Centre for Psycho-Social Studies. It will be a gathering of those from the top of society – ‘psychotherapists, social researchers, climate change activists, eco-psychologists’ – who will analyze those at the bottom of society, as if we were so many flitting, irrational amoeba under an eco-microscope. The organizers say the conference will explore how ‘denial’ is a product of both ‘addiction and consumption’ and is the ‘consequence of living in a perverse culture which encourages collusion, complacency and irresponsibility’
This is a totalitarian approach worthy of the failed Communists of the Soviet Union or Hilter’s propaganda machines from WWII. This would be comical if these people weren’t dead-serious in their approach on this topic. I mean, what’s the only escalation left to handle those you’ve deemed mentally-ill, denying stooges? Commit those people to gulags- er, I mean progressive, re-education institutions- for their own good…