I Call Godwin

The Godwin award goes to the first side in an argument that invokes Hitler and Nazi Germany. They also lose the argument.

In this report, the pejorative “global warming denier” is used to “describe scientists and others who don’t share [their] view[s] of the Earth’s climate.” The term is chosen specifically to invoke comparisons to Holocaust deniers and Nazi Germany.

Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.”

Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”

The quoted lines can be found directly here.

Oh. And who finds this Grist Magazine respectable enough to grant interviews? Why, Al Gore and Bill Moyers, of course.

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