Contrarian scientist Dr. Roy Spencer is loved by sceptics for doubting climate change. He is also loved by creationists for doubting evolution.
Spener runs a blog where he muses on climate change, and well… how it’s just a big conspiracy. Normally his writing isn’t worth commenting on.
However Spencer has gone off the rails by invoking Godwin’s Law in comparing “believers” in climate change to Nazis.
In a long rambling and barely coherent post Spencer lists all the ways the scientific community are just like (drum roll) the Nazis:
I’m now going to start calling these people “global warming Nazis”.
The pseudo-scientific ramblings by their leaders have falsely warned of mass starvation, ecological collapse, agricultural collapse, overpopulation…all so that the masses would support their radical policies. Policies that would not voluntarily be supported by a majority of freedom-loving people.
They are just as guilty as the person who cries “fire!” in a crowded theater when no fire exists. Except they threaten the lives of millions of people in the process.
Like the Nazis, they advocate the supreme authority of the state (fascism), which in turn supports their scientific research to support their cause (in the 1930s, it was superiority of the white race).
Dissenting scientific views are now jack-booted through tactics like pressuring scientific journals to not publish papers with which they disagree…even getting journal editors to resign.
Like the Nazis, they are anti-capitalist. They are willing to sacrifice millions of lives of poor people at the altar of radical environmentalism, advocating expensive energy policies that increase poverty.
Did you catch-all that?
Not only is the analogy offensive, it is patently absurd.
Spencer has donea Godwin and invoked the Nazis. He has also engaged in The Law of Denial:
In any online conversation related to climate change the probability of conspiracy theories, political/religious orthodoxy and totalitarian regimes being invoked is 1.
Sure, I call people like Spencer “deniers” not because of some imagined like to Nazis but because they are in denial.
Just like creationists are in denial about evolution.
Or Flat-Earthers are in denial about.. oh you get it.
Please, every one give a round of applause for Dr. Roy Spencer for what has to be this years most unintentionally funny blog posts.
This one is for you Roy: