Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Unabomber Thinks the Sky Is Blue? Do You?

Joe Bast of the climate change denialist organization called the Heartland Institute must be dumber than a bag of rocks. He put up this picture of the Unabomber on an electronic bulletin board in Chicago, and he characterizes people who accept climate change as terrorists. Perhaps Bast was hoping to link incidents of violence during the NATO summit with the belief in climate change. According to Heartland:

The most prominent advocates of global warming aren't scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.…what these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the ‘mainstream’ media, and liberal politicians say about global warming.

Well, the FBI is a member of the National Intelligence Council, and the NIC writes about climate change. According to the Heartland’s logic, this makes the FBI and 15 other U.S. intelligence organizations terrorists. 

Maybe the FBI should put up a billboard on the freeway telling people that the FBI are members of the NIC and showing them the NIC links to information about national security and climate change. The NIC is made up of 16 U.S. Intelligence agencies. Does Joe Bast think the NIC organizations are terrorists?

Joe Bast has been trying to get the water expert Dr. Peter Gleick arrested by the FBI. So far, "no arrests have been made nor have any criminal charges been filed in the Northern District of Illinois against Peter Gleick," Chicago FBI Special Agent Ross Rice reportedly told Big City Lib (5-10-12). I also emailed Special Agent Rice, and he responded, "No arrests have been made and no charges filed in connection with the Heartland Institute incident" (5-14-12).

Dr. Gleick actually does research on the vulnerability of our water supply to terrorism, and so does the NIC. Probably the FBI doesn't think that famous scientists like Dr. Gleick and the majority of ordinary citizens are terrorists like the evil Unabomber. The Unibomber probably thinks the sky is blue. So does the FBI. Does that make the FBI terrorists?

Joe Bast does not disclose on his website that he even graduated from college, yet he thinks that we should believe him instead of our schoolbooks, our teachers, and our country's most renowned scientists.

Heartland will be having the Czech President Vaclav Klaus speak at their upcoming conference. Klaus is a global warming denier whose anti-global-warming manifesto Blue Planet in Green Shackles was translated into various languages by the Russian LUKoil.  


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