Monday, September 28, 2015

"Distinguished scientists call for RICO prosecution of climate deniers"

"The scientists point out that RICO threats were critical to ending big tobacco's program of denying the link between cancer and smoking."
We appreciate that you are making aggressive and imaginative use of the limited tools available to you in the face of a recalcitrant Congress. One additional tool – recently proposed by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – is a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation of corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change. The actions of these organizations have been extensively documented in peerreviewed academic research (Brulle, 2013) and in recent books including: Doubt is their Product (Michaels, 2008), Climate Cover-Up (Hoggan & Littlemore, 2009), Merchants of Doubt (Oreskes & Conway, 2010), The Climate War (Pooley, 2010), and in The Climate Deception Dossiers (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2015). We strongly endorse Senator Whitehouse’s call for a RICO investigation.
The methods of these organizations are quite similar to those used earlier by the tobacco industry. A RICO investigation (1999 to 2006) played an important role in stopping the tobacco industry from continuing to deceive the American people about the dangers of smoking. If corporations in the fossil fuel industry and their supporters are guilty of the misdeeds that have been documented in books and journal articles, it is imperative that these misdeeds be stopped as soon as possible so that America and the world can get on with the critically important business of finding effective ways to restabilize the Earth’s climate, before even more lasting damage is done.
"I started a joke which started the whole world crying"... Don't be surprise when it comes to pass.


Lem said...

Distinguished scientist are not your average kind of scientist.

Just to be clear.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I call for horse whipping and round house kicks for these bastards...I mean "distinguished" scientists. Call if a move for free speech.

Methadras said...

Frankly every one of these misanthropes needs to be put in a meat grinder and fed back to their families for good measure, so when they get shit out, their can return to the earth from whence they came.

Amartel said...

Almost All US Temperature Date Used in Global Warming Models is Estimated or Altered

The Distinguished Scientists are Projecting What Will Happen if Their Lying is Discovered and Exploited by the Wrong People and Suggesting a Preemptive Strike

I'm looking into the future and I'm seeing a Climate Court, where everyone is automatically guilty just by breathing. You won't even have to talk; just exist! It'll be a lot like the kangaroo college rape courts are now. Procedural due process? WHAT.EVERRRR.