Belief in man-made global warming is like organized religion for liberals.
It’s a faith where heretics must be punished.
And the latest frightening example of the left’s desire to use the government to penalize their opponents was revealed in the proposed Democrat Party platform.
For years the left has screamed that the debate around global warming is settled anytime anyone questions the evidence supporting the theory humans are causing the planet to warm.
But shouting down the opposition is no longer enough.
Liberals are demanding the criminalization of conservative beliefs.
The Democrat Party’s Drafting Committee, which is responsible for writing the platform for the party’s convention, has proposed language calling for criminal investigations into global warming skeptics.
The Daily Caller reports:
“A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming.
“Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent,” according to the Democratic National Convention’s website.
The drafting committee, led by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, has decided to back ongoing investigations by mostly Democratic state attorneys general into ExxonMobil’s stance on global warming.”
Democrat Attorney Generals in California and New York are investigating Exxon Mobile over claims that they knew producing oil increased global warming, as well as funding scientists and think-tanks to mislead the public about the causes and effects of climate change.
National Democrats want to make it an official policy that, should Hillary Clinton win, she can jail her political opponents.
However, the evidence supporting man-made global warming has proven to be sparse and many of the hysterical claims made by alarmists have proven to be false.
Even the co-founder of Green Peace has testified that there is no scientific evidence of man-made global warming.
The Daily Caller reports:
“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” according to Moore’s prepared testimony. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”
“It is important to recognize, in the face of dire predictions about a [two degrees Celsius] rise in global average temperature, that humans are a tropical species,” Moore said. “We evolved at the equator in a climate where freezing weather did not exist. The only reasons we can survive these cold climates are fire, clothing, and housing.”
Liberals claim increased carbon dioxide emissions are causing the earth to warm at a dangerous rate therefore an untold ecological damage will be inflicted on our planet as result.
But carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring gas which is vital to life on earth.
Human beings breathe out carbon dioxide and the gas nurtures plant life.
However, liberals – in their mad push to enact total government control over the economy – have painted it as a dangerous threat to the planet earth.
There is little scientific evidence to back up their claims and some of the dangers they warned about never came to pass.
Former Vice President Al Gore sounded the alarm in 2007 that man-made global warming would cause an ice-free summer in the North Pole by 2013.
But by 2013, the polar ice sheet was found to be of record size.
CNS News reports:
“Satellite photos of the Arctic taken by NASA in August 2012 and August 2013 show a 60 percent increase in the polar ice sheet, more than half the size of Europe, despite “realistic” predictions by climate scientists six years ago that the North Pole would be completely melted by now.
Instead of shrinking, the NASA photographs clearly show that the Arctic ice sheet is much larger than it was at the same time last year. The thick layer of summer ice, which currently stretches from Canada to Russia, is preventing ships from using the North-West Passage.”
But the investigations of global warming skeptics are just the beginning.
Many critics are concerned the Democrats will increasingly seek to use the government’s prosecutorial powers to jail anyone who opposes them on anything.