When politicians and scientists started calling people like me “deniers,” they crossed the line. They are still doing it.They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem, with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened.Too many of us for too long have ignored the repulsive, extremist nature of the comparison. It’s time to push back.I’m now going to start calling these people “global warming Nazis.”
A couple people in comments have questioned my use of “Nazi”, which might be considered over the top. Considering the fact that these people are supporting policies that will kill far more people than the Nazis ever did — all in the name of what they consider to be a righteous cause — I think it is very appropriate. Again, I didn’t start the name-calling.