Global warming advocates are pushing the new McCarthyism

William O'Keefe:
Since the late 1980s, the climate establishment has been asserting that increasing levels of carbon dioxide—CO2—were causing rising global temperatures and extreme weather events. Their certitude was based on complex computer models that have been unable to accurately predict any climate events over the past 25 years. Instead of temperatures rapidly rising, they have been stable for the last 17 years and extreme weather events—hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.—have not been increasing. Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute of Space Science has said: “General statements about extremes are almost nowhere to be found in the literature but seem to abound in the popular media. . . . .It’s this popular perception that global warming means all extremes have to increase all the time, even though if anyone thinks about that for 10 seconds they realize that’s nonsense.”

The new McCarthyites are turning to threats and intimidation because with each passing day their case becomes weaker and as it does, their credibility becomes ever more suspect. History shows that suppression of free speech is followed by the loss of liberty. Senator Whitehouse and those that adopt his tactics have embarked on a very dangerous path.
The global warming movement fits the definition of the "true believers."   Eric Hoffer "described the psychological roots of fanatical groups,"  in his book with that title.


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