All Hail the Planet! ‘Immorality of climate-change denial’: NYT’s Krugman accuses Congressmen who voted against climate bill of ‘treason against the planet!’

[ Update: Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) appears to be echoing Krugman. See: Waxman: GOP ‘Rooting Against Country’ Because Of Global Warming Vote ]

New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman has charged that Congressmen who do not subscribe to his view of a man-made global warming “crisis” are guilty of “treason against the planet.” Krugman also rebuked the “irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial.” The House of Representatives narrowly passed the climate bill last week. (Krugman’s sentiments about skeptics are not isolated. See: ‘Execute’ Skeptics! Shock Call To Action: ‘At what point do we jail or execute global warming deniers’ — ‘Shouldn’t we start punishing them now?’ – June 3, 2009)

“As I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet,” Krugman wrote in the New York Times on June 28, 2009. [Editor’s Note: Nice smear Mr. Krugman. Your use of the term “denier” has an intentional “Holocaust Denial” connotation to it. See: Professor Roger Pielke, Jr.: ‘The phrase ‘climate change denier’ is meant to be evocative of the phrase ‘holocaust denier’ & Also See: Huff. Post: ‘Great ironies of our age is that skepticism of global warming is treated with greater respect than, say, Holocaust denial’ – June 26, 2009]

We’re facing a clear and present danger to our way of life, perhaps even to civilization itself. How can anyone justify failing to act?” Krugman explained.

“Yet the deniers are choosing, willfully, to ignore that threat, placing future generations of Americans in grave danger, simply because it’s in their political interest to pretend that there’s nothing to worry about. If that’s not betrayal, I don’t know what is,” Krugman wrote. [Editor’s Note: Krugman is a full blown “climate astrologist” — someone who reads a prediction of 100 years from now and believes it as fact and irrefutable evidence of a climate catastrophe. (see Climate Depot report on “Climate Astrology” here.) Krugman cites the scientifically ridiculed MIT model predictions as “proof” of a climate crisis. For a full rebuttal of Krugman’s climate model “evidence” see here: Forecast Pioneers: MIT’s unscientific, catastrophic climate forecast: MIT modellers violated 49 principles of forecasting – June 16, 2009 – Also see: Even Computer Models Now Defying Predictions of Doom! New study ‘concludes global average sea level rise UNLIKELY to exceed one meter by 2100’