Does Climate Change Skepticism Merit Jail?


According to Canada's conservative daily newspaper, the National Post, our northern neighbor's most well-known environmental alarmist, David Suzuki thinks so. To wit:

David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.

At a Montreal conference last Thursday, the prominent scientist, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient exhorted a packed house of 600 to hold politicians legally accountable for what he called an intergenerational crime. 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, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

What's next? Is hanging too good for climate criminals?

Whole National Post article here.

Disclosure: My odyssey as a reformed climate criminal here. I changed my mind not because I feared jail, but because of the growing evidence that climate change is a problem.