The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) posted a video to YouTube on Thursday featuring science popularizer Bill Nye "The Science Guy" suggesting that “climate deniers” and energy CEOs should be treated no differently from war criminals.
CFACT publisher Marc Marono quoted environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as saying that “climate deniers” and energy CEOs should be in prison alongside war criminals, and asked Nye whether such rhetoric is too extreme. Nye didn't seem to think so.
"Was it appropriate to jail the guys at Enron? Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive?
“In these cases, for me as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen. So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations as well as in engaging in discussions like this.”
In other words, Nye, like the rest of the totalitarian left, thinks that it is at least worth seriously contemplating the criminal prosecution of anyone who disagrees with the climate change orthodoxy to which he clings.
Today's (anti-)scientific process apparently involves not open-minded debate but the ruthless quashing of dissent. And how ironic that Nye, as a "public citizen," resents others affecting his quality of life, since it is "progressives" like Nye who are obsessed with controlling the quality of life for everyone else.