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Truth squads. Pushing "bitter pills" down other people's throat. Democracy's new enemies are green.
Are attempts to prevent climate change a colossal waste of money? An in-progress film makes that argument.
The World Wildlife Fund has organized an event this week in the United Arab Emirates. You know, one of those countries in which political parties are banned.
The German translation of my book is now in bookstores, readers of this blog are generous souls, and a troubling examination of free speech on university campuses sheds light on the climate debate.
People who want to save the planet are fond of more laws and more red tape. They talk of silencing their opponents and sending people to prison.
According to someone with a PhD from Harvard, my skeptical climate change views mean one thing: I'm intent on murdering his grandchildren.
Activists, politicians, and journalists love to play the 'science says' game when talking about global warming. But scientific facts are one thing. How best to respond to those facts is a completely different discussion - in which we all deserve a voice.
Climate skeptic pages on Facebook have recently been targeted. Our posts were alleged to be "abusive" and the ability to share them was temporarily blocked.
When environmentalists organize themselves, fund-raise, and try to spread their message this is considered legitimate democratic activity. Yet the minute climate skeptics engage in the same activities we're accused of being doubt-mongers who manufacture uncertainty and merchandise doubt.
Canadian teachers (who are employees of the state) are attempting to dictate how children's lunches should be packaged. Intruding so intimately into people's private lives is not an acceptable way to save the planet.
Dan Kellar is a geography student at the University of Waterloo. He is writing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change author and already teaches climate change courses to impressionable undergraduates. Last week Kellar prevented a journalist from speaking to a campus audience about her new book. He says that because (he thinks) she's lying free speech doesn't apply to her.
As Vice President of PEN International, Margaret Atwood has pledged to oppose Ã¢â‚¬Å“any form of suppression of freedom of expression.Ã¢â‚¬Â But she sits on a board directors with a man who says some people have no right to free speech. She has written the forward to a book by David Suzuki - who thinks politicians should be jailed for their climate change decisions. She has also encouraged her Twitter followers to visit a web page that says a TV station that hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even begun broadcasting should be stopped.
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