Monday, June 06, 2011

It's Come to This: Australian Columnist Calls for Climate Change Skeptics to Be Tattooed

Don't believe in junk science? Well, not only must you suffer the slings and arrows from the know-nothings, but now they want you tattooed so you can suffer public ridicule.

Sure, sounds like a plan.
Surely it's time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies.

Not necessarily on the forehead; I'm a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest so their grandchildren could say, ''Really? You were one of the ones who tried to stop the world doing something? And why exactly was that, granddad?''

On second thoughts, maybe the tattooing along the arm is a bit Nazi-creepy. So how about they are forced to buy property on low-lying islands, the sort of property that will become worthless with a few more centimetres of ocean rise, so they are bankrupted by their own bloody-mindedness? Or what about their signed agreement to stand, in the year 2040, lashed to a pole at a certain point in the shallows off Manly? If they are right and the world is cooling - ''climate change stopped in the year 1998'' is one of their more boneheaded beliefs - their mouths will be above water. If not …
How about we tattoo those whose predictions have been 100% wrong for the past few decades? If we did that then Al Gore and some of these chumps would be unrecognizable they'd be covered head to toe with permanent ink.
OK, maybe the desire to see the painful, thrashing death of one's opponents is not ideal. But, my God, these people are frustrating. You just know that in 20 years' time, when the costs of our inaction are clear, the climate deniers will become climate-denial-deniers. ''Who me? Oh, no, I always believed in it. Yes, it's hard to understand why people back then were so daft. It's so much more costly to stop it now.''
This is who these people are. they can't win in the court of public opinion since they don't have facts on their side. Instead, they want to brand you and "see the painful, thrashing death" of their opponents.

This guy's a monster and should be laughed out of the journalism business.

More on the Climate Change Derangement Syndrome™ from Tim Blair.


spot_the_dog said...

A few years ago, they just wanted our names on a Big List.  Now they want us tattooed.  One assumes the camps are next.  Which won't be that bad, actually, as surely they'll be in the danger-fraught soon-to-be-worthless beachside suburbs.

NikFromNYC said...

Children of One Earth, you MUST obey the most famous warmist of all, Dr. Charlie:



Keapon Laffin said...

Heh..Sign me up. It'll be REALLY funny in a few more years. Imagine if they did this to the New Ice Age Deniers back in the day, having them on TV, explaining the tattoes repeatedly while the Warmists stutter.

So sure, brand me a Skeptic. When I'm not living underwater in a few decades, I'll have proof how crazy these people are.  It'd be like wearing a free PhD on yer skull.

Funny how they never have to explain themselves a few decades later.