Canadian scientist: Politicians skeptical of global warming belong in prison

posted at 8:35 pm on February 7, 2008 by Allahpundit

A great leap forward. I always figured we’d “progress” from taxation to carbon rationing to reproductive rationing (front end or back end) and then to imprisonment, but this movement has an inertia all its own.

Lots of good ideas coming from up north these days, huh?

Though a spokesman said yesterday the call for imprisonment was not meant to be taken literally, Dr. Suzuki reportedly made similar remarks in an address at the University of Toronto last month…

“What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there’s a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they’re doing is a criminal act,” said Dr. Suzuki…

“It’s an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years.”

The statement elicited rounds of applause.

“He sounded serious,” said McGill Tribune news editor Vincci Tsui, who covered the event. “I think he wanted to send home the message that this is very crucial issue.”

Suzuki is a former director of … the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

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When they burn heretics like myself at the stake, will it be solar-powered? If not, how many carbon credits will it take?

Cold Steel on February 7, 2008 at 8:37 PM

I’m all for holding pols responsible for their actions, but this is just sad with a dash of irony. Science is it’s own worst enemy. Critical thought is one of the foundations of growth…so lets force people to tow an unproven line. Good call.

Spirit of 1776 on February 7, 2008 at 8:42 PM

Actually, I feel better about the “issue” when statements like these are made. At some point, enough people are just going to shake their heads and say, “This is nuts, I`m bailing on this.”

Boom…..No more carbon tax, cap and trade, cardon off-set B.S, back to normal life.

ThePrez on February 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM

What about us creationists?

davidk on February 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Sounds like the left is getting pretty desperate over their beloved global warming scam. Perhaps someone should enlighten Dr. Suzuki that theft of the public monies for a purely manufactured crisis might also be a criminal act. And while their at it, they might want to find out where his paycheck comes from. Do you think it might be the pro-global warming crowd providing his funding? Oh… I bet it is.

Maxx on February 7, 2008 at 8:47 PM

The next logical conclusion would be to kill those that don’t believe, thus eliminating more sources of carbon. Good thing Canada doesn’t have the death penalty.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Maybe Suzuki should just stick to making cars.

countywolf on February 7, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Didn’t Jonah Goldberg just write a book about this?

John from OPFOR on February 7, 2008 at 8:49 PM

Eh, Suzuki is a nut. Kinda like our version of Al Gore – he owns multiple large houses and tours the country in a huge diesel-powered bus, while preaching about the evils of global warming. He may have been relevant 15 years ago, but these days he’s more of a bad punchline to a horrible joke.

c6gunner on February 7, 2008 at 8:51 PM

The fascist left will punish global warming deniers, given half a chance. It’s the Progressive thing to do.

petefrt on February 7, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Dr. Fruitfly has been a has been geneticist for 30 or more years and is most famous for being the narrator of nature programing on tv. This is more political than science , Dr, Fruitfly is a flaming leftard of cult like proportions and happens to back a party out of power at the moment that give him money when they are in power. This just shows he is as much idiot as tard.

BL@KBIRD on February 7, 2008 at 8:51 PM

I think they need to be committed!

azcop on February 7, 2008 at 8:56 PM

Canuckin’ jackass.

Patrick S on February 7, 2008 at 9:01 PM

Well, at least we don’t have to worry about this Canadian pseudo-scientist throwing the reecently anointed John McCain into prison; McCain has bought into the whole “America Causes ‘Global Warming’” meme completely, and appears to be willing to institute policies and taxes to destroy the economy because of it.

LegendHasIt on February 7, 2008 at 9:01 PM

Somebody didn’t get their research grant. Nyah, nyah.

Dusty on February 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM

Canadian scientist: Politicians skeptical of global warming belong in prison

I can’t call this extreme, because I have (seriously) called for the imprisonment of folks like Al Gore and RFK Jr. when the day comes that they are forced to admit that man made global warming is a hoax. Of course they’ll chalk it up to incorrect science that had been based on the “best available” data.

At any rate, I am dead serious about jailing them. Look at what policies have been created because of this lie, look at the frightening things going on at the UN (pssst… this entire hoax is the jump off point for a New World Order, and that ain’t conspiracy theory talking, it’s something many UN people have said they want to do for years, and Britain’s PM Gordon Brown flat out said that we need a “New World Order” to combat global warming. This is the agenda, make no mistake), and consider what policies might be implemented in the future (especially now that even “our” candidate, John McClimate Change, is a global warming warrior).

If the world weren’t so busy falling for this nonsense, we should be locking politicians up who push this nonsense, along with the “scientists” who push the lies as science to assist these politicians.

RightWinged on February 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM

socialism and free speech! see the connection?

allrsn on February 7, 2008 at 9:04 PM

American liberals are doing their best to make US like Canadian society in every way.

jgapinoy on February 7, 2008 at 9:04 PM

The Great Global Warming Religion gives us the new Inquisition.

Guilty until proven innocent.

Burn the Heretic.

Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 9:04 PM

“Reproductive rationing” makes a lot of sense on a planet with finite land area–regardless of what may be the case about global warming. In fact, I strongly suspect that climate change is an issue simply because the left–which unfortunately controls too much of the environmental movement–wants to avoid serious conversation about human population.

Interesting thing, I noticed yesterday on Hotair. Rural America supported Romney in the last days of our hope for Romney. And yet for some insane reason most Hotair commenters are fervent in their desire to destroy rural America and make sure there is no place on this planet where the demographics support Romney or the NRA or our traditional conservatism. How is that any less insane than recent statements by the Archbishop Canterbury who wants to turn England over to the muslims?

The one lesson I learned from Plato’s Republic that I ruthlessly apply to my everyday life is that I will never advocate an ideology such that anyone living my own way of life will be marginalized or killed. Socrates made that mistake. There would be no Socrates in his Republic.

thuja on February 7, 2008 at 9:06 PM

“It’s an intergenerational crime in the face of all the knowledge and science from over 20 years.”

20 years? Oh yeah! Cuz from over 30 years ago it was Ice Age squaking.

geckomon on February 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Sounds like government policy under the McCain administration.

Valiant on February 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM

Uh, an off topic question but related to the website. Is it just me or are the “Headlines” section on the front page missing?

Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 9:11 PM

squaking.

geckomon on February 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM

or squawking. sheesh.

geckomon on February 7, 2008 at 9:11 PM

[thuja on February 7, 2008 at 9:06 PM]

Where were most HA comments expressing their desire to destroy rural America? I’d like to know, ’cause I must have missed that post.

Dusty on February 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM

What about us creationists?

Don’t worry, they’ll come for us first.

oldleprechaun on February 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM

[Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 9:11 PM]

Just refreshed and I have them.

Dusty on February 7, 2008 at 9:13 PM

My goal is to die with a carbon footprint the size of Asia.

Kowboy on February 7, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Wheeee, all the Presidential candidates believe in Global Warming. Al Gore is gonna get so rich.

Buzzy on February 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Dusty,

Yeah, I just refreshed and it came back. Of course! No complaints here but I kind of feel like someone who had something wrong with their car, went to the mechanic, and magically the noise is gone! Then the mechanic thinks I’m cuckoo. (Well, then again…)

Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM

Nothing new here. His kind have killed over 100 million in the last century, why stop now? Prison is the kinder, gentler sole of the boot stomping on the human face….

ScottG on February 7, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Actually, prison is too lenient a punishment for these people who are perpetuating the global warming hoax. It is a terrorist war against capitalism and specifically, against the United States. It uses psychological warfare the same way that the hijackers of 9/11 did. CO2 = box cutter on a stick, false threat that sells a real threat.

Buddahpundit on February 7, 2008 at 9:17 PM

Britain with Sharia Law is heading down the swany river,
and now herr gostopo enviromental wackos are running amuck.
To take a line from 300,this is madness,and in Canada no less.

And since man has the so called power to ruin this planet,
ya okay,our Sun could belch forth “the Kill Shot” and I
wouldn’t want to be in it’s path,or worse a Star far away
could go ka-boom and the radiation could sterilize our planet,so please shut-up.

At the rate things are going,Canada will soon take the
mantle away from Britishstan!

canopfor on February 7, 2008 at 9:21 PM

Sounds like government policy under the McCain administration.

Valiant on February 7, 2008 at 9:09 PM

If he had said McCain supporters should be sent to prison, you would have your lips surgically attached to his ass.

myamphibian on February 7, 2008 at 9:25 PM

[Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 9:15 PM]

LOL

Dusty on February 7, 2008 at 9:26 PM

Where is brave Hollywood,in the spirit of Solient Green
where your locked up for life or executed for lighting a
match or ciggerette in this orwellian bleeding heart
dogooders I care more than you ever will attitude!

canopfor on February 7, 2008 at 9:28 PM

My goal is to die with a carbon footprint the size of Asia.

Kowboy on February 7, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Think bigger…! I’m aiming for the size of 2 sunspots.

SouthernGent on February 7, 2008 at 9:29 PM

Uh….
Weebork on February 7,2008 at 9:11PM

Weebork:They were gone early,but shazaam the headlines
are back and are fully operational!

canopfor on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

I for one applaud these scientists who want to stop producing progeny to pass their insane, statist, totalitarian beliefs onto.

You’re doing Canada proud, moonbats! Just keep not reproducing!

BKennedy on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

and Sharia law for all too! Yeah Canada!

reppac122 on February 7, 2008 at 9:35 PM

Think bigger…! I’m aiming for the size of 2 sunspots.

SouthernGent on February 7,2008 at 9:29PM.

SouthernGent: Hehe,LMAO,”Size Matters”

canopfor on February 7, 2008 at 9:36 PM

Scietntists who commit fraud should go to prison – FPMITA Prison!

BDavis on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

thuja on February 7, 2008 at 9:06 PM

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“Reproductive rationing” makes a lot of sense on a planet with finite land area–regardless of what may be the case about global warming.

For the most part, the people engaging in reproductive rationing are destined to live in Dhimmitude since those who are not in the least bit interested in these theories are reproducing in very large numbers.

Interesting thing, I noticed yesterday on Hotair. Rural America supported Romney in the last days of our hope for Romney.

How did you come to that conclusion? Rural Southern America went for Huckabee, as did rural Iowa.

And yet for some insane reason most Hotair commenters are fervent in their desire to destroy rural America…

What?

Buy Danish on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Note to Suzuki:
Scientific Method
1. Hypothesis (Theory)
2. Test
3. Results
4. (Most Important) REPRODUCABILTY

He needs to learn it; his MMGW fails on numbers 3 and 4.

Man made global warming is a theory and a controversial one at that. When is that last time you heard some one talk about the “controversial theory of man made global warming” the same way they talk about the “controversial Ann Coulter” or the “controversial theory of plate tectonics?” Just to pick something.

20 years of data? He should have been laughed out of the room. Even Al Gore claimed 650,000 years in his movie. You need AT LEAST 5 million years of data to even begin to discuss the subject. That’s when North and South America became connected and stopped the equatorial current between the Atlantic and Pacific. That’s when the first ice ages started. There were none before.

dentalque on February 7, 2008 at 9:46 PM

[thuja on February 7, 2008 at 9:06 PM]

Where were most HA comments expressing their desire to destroy rural America? I’d like to know, ’cause I must have missed that post.

Dusty on February 7, 2008 at 9:12 PM

I’m glad you asked that question. I come from the rural South. When I was a kid, my house was in the middle of a large cornfield that my mother farmed. Now the trip from mother’s house to the town is like a trip through suburbia, and I’m not that old.
Huge population increases through illegal immigration, legal immigration, “pro-life” values, or deliberate policies to encourage large families as suggested by so-called “conservatives” like David Frum all result in the abolition of rural America. However, we transfer rural areas into suburbs or ex-rural ghettos like trailer parks, we are not creating an environment in which conservative values flourish.

thuja on February 7, 2008 at 9:50 PM

GIVE ME PROOOOOOOOFFFFF….

Ah-So

colep on February 7, 2008 at 9:57 PM

@Buy Danish on February 7, 2008 at 9:41 PM

Thanks for your questions. I have a cold and will go to sleep soon and so I fear I’ll inadequately address you tonight. I’m sure we can have our conversation another night.

I did have one thought on this subject. Could Islamic areas feed themselves if non-Islamic areas embargoed them? There were those oil embargoes in the 70′s because we supported Israel. Turnabout is fair play.

thuja on February 7, 2008 at 10:00 PM

and then to imprisonment, but this movement has an inertia all its own.

It’s just another way to bash Americans, yet another case of BDS.

If the world weren’t so busy falling for this nonsense, we should be locking politicians up who push this nonsense, along with the “scientists” who push the lies as science to assist these politicians.

RightWinged on February 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM

You are quite right in this, according to a new study by Tim Searchinger (published in Science magazine) ” The study finds that over a 30yr span, biofuels end up contributing twice as much carbon dioxide to the air as that amount of gasoline would, when you add in the global effects.” The study concludes, ” that even vast efficiency improvements in ethanol production won’t change the equation. As long as the starting material is grown on farmland, Searchinger says, biofuels will be bad for the planet.”

Add to this the eco-nuts who sold this country on the evils of nuclear power, and kept us on coal and oil… and don’t forget the energy efficient light bulbs containing mercury. The list goes on and get worse, these “environmentalists” are the ones killing us slowly.

4shoes on February 7, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Oh for pete’s sake. If we were to say the same thing about people who disagree with us we’d be branded some kind of ‘ist. Probably several kinds of ‘ist.

But people like this can get away with it.

Bob's Kid on February 7, 2008 at 10:14 PM

canopfor,

Oh, ok. So I can be happy knowing that I wasn’t having a crazy spell. Although things have been rough for us conservatives over the last few months…

I am a schizophrenic and so am I.

Weebork on February 7, 2008 at 10:17 PM

The doctor makes his living being an environmental activist.

He gets paid for ringing the alarm.

Kini on February 7, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Yet, no one knows how many trees were felled to print all the books that Dr. Suzuki wrote.

Kini on February 7, 2008 at 10:20 PM

More quality BS from the archduke of hypocrisy, mr. “watch me fly in big jets so I can tell you that you’re evil”!

Anybody wanna trade?
You get Suzuki and we’ll take Britney and two other losers to be named later.

G-man on February 7, 2008 at 10:20 PM

Just as the media unconditionally accept the “consensus” position right now – that the earth is warming, it is mankind’s fault and something must be done to stop it – journalists reacted in the same manner in the 1970s regarding global cooling.

Climate of Bias

Kini on February 7, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Huh. I was under the impression that scientists were interested in activities involving theories and experimentation and seeking physical truths and such. Guess those days are gone in favor of this new Church of Sciencyness with it’s very own blasphemy laws.

Defense Guy on February 7, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Soemthing is pretty ‘crucial’ here, and it isn’t the enviroment…

Capitana on February 7, 2008 at 10:27 PM

thuja on February 7, 2008 at 10:00 PM

While it may be true that demographics are changing the rural America, there is not an intentional desire to destroy rural America.

As for “Islamic areas”, in the not too distant future Great Britain will fit into that category if drastic reform to immigration policy and welfare don’t occur (which looks depressingly unlikely in view of the fact that they now plan to support Muslim polygamists, and the Archbishop is resigned to Sharia Law).

Indeed, the lack of reproduction among native Brits is in no small part responsible for the influx of immigrants from alien cultures.

Take care of that cold and as you say we’ll talk another time :)

Buy Danish on February 7, 2008 at 10:28 PM

8 years from now, half the population will be in prison and the other half will be guarding them.

ronsfi on February 7, 2008 at 10:38 PM

ronsfi on February 7, 2008 at 10:38 PM

New meaning to the phrase “Am I my brothers keeper?”

Kini on February 7, 2008 at 10:40 PM

If the world weren’t so busy falling for this nonsense, we should be locking politicians up who push this nonsense, along with the “scientists” who push the lies as science to assist these politicians.

RightWinged on February 7, 2008 at 9:02 PM

“AMEN”

bucko36 on February 7, 2008 at 10:46 PM

As soon as Canada starts living under Shari’a Law these imprisonments, and beheadings will be much easier to push through.

2Tru2Tru on February 7, 2008 at 10:47 PM

I can’t believe the stupidity of these comments.

daileyck1 on February 7, 2008 at 10:54 PM

They have been effective so far at Censoring MSM coverage of those skeptical of the issue all the while trying to beat Al Gore’s Propaganda Movie into every naive sucker’s head.

I am sure they would wish these videos did not exist:

Censored Global Warming Videos (Videos)

Poptech on February 7, 2008 at 10:57 PM

Former director of CCLA.
All we need to know.
Discredited.

whitetop on February 7, 2008 at 10:58 PM

FWIW, we just got hit with another dose of global warming here today:

http://burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080207/NEWS/80206008

(Snowfall totals from Wed-Thursday Morning)

CHITTENDEN COUNTY
SOUTH BURLINGTON 15.8 10:45 AM
WINOOSKI 15.5 9 AM
WILLISTON 15.0 2:30 AM
NORTH UNDERHILL 13.8 9:30 AM
WESTFORD 13.7 8:15 AM
ESSEX JUNCTION 13.3 7 AM
CHARLOTTE 13.0 9 AM
COLCHESTER POND 13.0 8 AM
JERICHO CENTER 3 ESE 13.0 6:48 AM
ESSEX CENTER 12.0 6:07 AM
HINESBURG 12.0 9:53 AM
JERICHO 12.0 10:10 AM
SHELBURNE 12.0 3 AM

RightWinged on February 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

Yeah,, today we call these people morons and idiots.
Tomorrow, they may have earned the title murderers, madmen and despots!

JellyToast on February 7, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Note to Suzuki:
Scientific Method
1. Hypothesis (Theory)
2. Test
3. Results
4. (Most Important) REPRODUCABILTY

He needs to learn it; his MMGW fails on numbers 3 and 4.

dentalque on February 7, 2008 at 9:46 PM

There is a very easy way to identify the difference between junk science and real science.

Just ask the question: “OK, what would it take to disprove your theory?”

A real scientist will dispassionately outline an experiment or prospective observation, then list sets of criteria which would yield either a positive or a negative conclusion. (Note: this can be done with ANY genuinely scientific assertion; all the way from the widely accepted belief that the earth revolves around the sun to the most speculative and hypothetical cutting-edge theory.)

A junk scientist, on the other hand, will NEVER make ANY coherent attempt to answer that question. Instead, he will first throw an apoplectic fit; then he’ll accuse you of being a “Nazi” who wants to destroy the world; then he will finally threaten you with physical violence.

…Um, all for the good of the planet, of course. Because being a scientist means caring more about that than anyone else does.

logis on February 7, 2008 at 11:44 PM

Ice Age, Tropical, Ice Age, Tropical… seems to be a pattern there and this is just one step in the path from A to B. What is so freaking difficult to understand about that? Why would the temp magically stop at 75F just for we humans?

rgranger on February 7, 2008 at 11:46 PM

I for one applaud these scientists who want to stop producing progeny to pass their insane, statist, totalitarian beliefs onto.
BKennedy on February 7, 2008 at 9:33 PM

BTW, he has five kids (I believe all daughters IIRC); three from one marriage and two from another.

andycanuck on February 8, 2008 at 12:08 AM

What about us creationists?

davidk on February 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Without getting into a great HA debate over creation v. evolution, I do think it is interesting that it is leftists (who are predominantly evolutionists and/or atheists) that are advancing the argument that there is one, “right” climate which is never meant to change. That argument is only consistent with a young Earth, not one that is billions of years old and has undergone multiple climate changes prior to industrialization. Yet the leftist bastards accuse creationists of being unscientific. Did I mention they’re bastards?

Nosferightu on February 8, 2008 at 12:16 AM

“…Dr. Suzuki”

This guy needs to stick to flying paper airplanes.

labrat on February 8, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Canadian scientist: Politicians skeptical of global warming belong in prison

Boy, this really fries my eggs!
- Dee Dee

MB4 on February 8, 2008 at 1:03 AM

I can’t believe the stupidity of these this comments.

daileyck1 on February 7, 2008 at 10:54 PM

Fixed it for ya.

BDavis on February 8, 2008 at 1:56 AM

The loony left has been systematically demonizing elements, but its getting harder and harder for them to keep their story straight.

Mercury? BAD…..except when its in an expensive swirly light bulb.

Carbon? BAD….except when its in trees, flowers, rats, and all other animals except humans.

Oxygen? GOOD…except when it is in the form of ozone and down low to the ground where it is BAD…except when it is up high in the stratosphere where it becomes GOOD.

Of course Liberals seem to be genetically incapable of logic, so none of this seems to bother them.

landlines on February 8, 2008 at 2:03 AM

Can’t someone take him before the Canadian Nazi Committee that is after Steyn?
DKK

LifeTrek on February 8, 2008 at 6:32 AM

BTW, he has five kids (I believe all daughters IIRC); three from one marriage and two from another.

andycanuck on February 8, 2008 at 12:08 AM

THROW THIS MAN IN PRISON!

He clearly does not care about planet earth enough. He MUST pay for his inability to tow the party line! /Canuckistanian Party Official.

BKennedy on February 8, 2008 at 7:22 AM

“all the knowledge and science from over 20 years.”

Wonder if he knows how many times 20 years’ worth of knowledge and science has turned out to be dead wrong.

AZCoyote on February 8, 2008 at 7:49 AM

Scratch a leftist, find a fascist.

N. O'Brain on February 8, 2008 at 8:11 AM

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.”

-Michael Crichton

N. O'Brain on February 8, 2008 at 8:13 AM

In an effort to maintain the species, Canadian authorities warn that global warming skeptics will be sentenced to be eaten by polar bears in the great brown north. Personally, I think the Canucks are getting testy because their hockey rinks are melting and their beer is getting warm.

NNtrancer on February 8, 2008 at 9:55 AM