As someone who grew up watching Bill Nye “The Science Guy” on PBS back in the day, I’m disappointed to learn that he’s open to pressing criminal charges against people who disagree with the liberal consensus on climate change:
Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, “We’ll see what happens.”
“Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron?” Mr. Nye asked in a video interview with Climate Depot’s Marc Morano. “We’ll see what happens. Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive, and so on?”
“In these cases, for me, as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Mr. Nye said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations as well as engaging in discussions like this.”
I sincerely doubt that dissenting viewpoints are affecting Nye’s, or anyone else’s, “quality of life as a public citizen.” Unfortunately, that’s the reality of liberal ideology — that any and all dissenting opinions are harmful and should be silenced:
Mr. Nye’s comments come with a coalition of liberal attorneys general pursuing companies that challenge the consensus of catastrophic climate change. Critics fear the campaign could chill research and free speech.
About about [sic] the potential for a “chilling effect,” Mr. Nye said, “That there is a chilling effect on scientists who are in extreme doubt about climate change, I think that is good.”
Who needs diversity of thought in science anyway?