Thursday, August 5, 2021
Home Middle Column Salon Mag: 'Climate change denial is actually much worse than Holocaust denial'

Salon Mag: ‘Climate change denial is actually much worse than Holocaust denial’

-

http://www.salon.com/2015/10/13/wrong_wrong_wrong_the_anti_science_bullsht_which_explains_why_the_right_gets_away_with_lies_and_why_the_mainstream_media_lets_them/

Romm noted that many deniers actually like the term. If they don’t have a problem with it, why should we?

All that is true, but there’s a further point worth making: climate change denial is actually much worse than Holocaust denial. Holocaust denial deals with the deaths of millions in the past, which it did nothing to cause, however morally odious it surely is. Global warming denial deals with the deaths of millions in the future, which it helps to cause, by crippling efforts to prevent them. And that’s something much worse, as is reflected in law: It’s not a crime to lie about murders in the past, except to hinder a police investigation, or prosecution; but it is a crime to tell enabling lies about future murders—it’s called conspiracy to commit murder.

Paul Rosenberg is a California-based writer/activist, senior editor for Random Lengths News, and a columnist for Al Jazeera English. Follow him on Twitter at @PaulHRosenberg.

- Advertisment -

Related Articles

Your Tax Dollars At Work

A few quotes about taxpayer money spent on useless climate studies from a fascinating site called Open The Books. Quote The First — Bogus...

Guardian’s Hamilton Nolan Blames Capitalism for the G20 Climate Negotiation Fail

I love the smell of climate activist despair before the big COP26 conference. Smells like hope for a better future, in which nobody important...

UK MPs Condemn Government’s 2030 Ban on New Fossil Fueled Car Sales and The Ill-Informed Push for Us All to Drive Electric

In producing probably one of the most authoritative reports on the subject ever written, we have listened to thousands of road users, from cyclists,...