In the aftermath of the Oslo and Utoya mass murders the vicious and juvenile leftist attempt to smear anyone who is right of centre, by highlighting any political position that appears to have been shared by Anders Breivik, continues apace.
It was only a matter of time before some activist would dig through Breivik’s ‘manifesto’ to see if he held any views on climate change. They have, and he did. Consequently, because Breivik is a ‘climate change denier’ believes that global warming is an eco-Marxist plot ‘to create a world government’ using the ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming scam’, anyone who shares that view is, by definition, in league with the evil, homocidal maniac. In fact, the piece cross posted onto Grist.org apportions responsibility for Breivik’s views on the subject on ‘climate denial pundits’:
Inspired by climate denial pundits, right-wing Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik railed against global warming “enviro-communism” in his manifesto.
You can almost feel the author itching to make a connection between ‘deniers’ and the murderous attack itself. The man who wrote this warped article is one Brad Johnson, editor of an electronic, Joe Romm cheerleading rag called ‘ThinkProgress Green‘. His hatred of anyone who dares question the hypothesis to which he subscribes is evident by the inflammatory rhetoric he employs throughout his labour of ego. Clearly the irony of this is lost on him, probably due to his mypoic, tribal, quasi-religous observance to left wing orthodoxy. He kindly spells out his vested interests in leftist campaign groups to show where he is coming from:
Johnson is one of those big government loving, politicised, rent seeking ‘scientists’ who is so threatened by anyone highlighting flaws in the hypothesis he is wedded to he tries to invalidate them by labelling them climate change ‘deniers’. He is completely wrong.
The issue is not whether the climate is changing, but what the cause is and to what extent mankind has any influence over it. So vicious is Johnson’s assault it has prompted a remarkable comment from a somewhat unexpected quarter:
Ouch. While trying to draw parallels between a mass murderer and those who dispute the narrative on climate change, in a crass attempt to shame them into silence on the subject lest they be labelled Breivik sympathisers or allies, the distasteful Johnson has managed to fall foul of one of the people he would reasonably be expected to idolise.
However, in his comment, Richard Betts states that the ‘actual scientific evidence [for man made climate change] is pretty good’. The problem with this assertion by Betts is that, like Johnson, he is completely wrong.
The ‘evidence’ for man made climate change that exists today is utterly flawed, fact. There is still no proof whatsoever of causation, fact. The climate models upon which the whole climate change industry is based have singularly failed to predict the hiatus in warming over the last 15 years and as the Climategate emails made clear, the politicised scientists irresponsibly and cynically pushing the hypothesis as fact can’t account for the lack of warming, fact. Therefore the claim that mankind is to blame for the observed warming over the decades remains nothing more than a theory. Fact.
Johnson’s piece is the latest in what will be a long line of similar hatchet jobs that seek to make right thinking people feel guilty for their views and opinions. Over at EU Referendum, Richard ruminates on this with an excellent piece that puts matters into context and shows up the shallow nature of those seeking to exploit the situation for political gain.
Now is not the time to be cowed into silence. The only person responsible for the actions of Anders Breivik is Anders Breivik. Just because he shared some of the views of a large number of other people on a number of issues does not make the views wrong. What was wrong was his reaction to them. Opponents of big government, the EU, climate change orthodoxy, et all have nothing to be ashamed of. Keep presenting evidence that exposes failings in the narrative that misleads the public.
There is more tosh in the same mould here.