No scientific fact is ever settled beyond dispute. Challenging the status quo is the best way to ensure scientific findings are as accurate and truthful as possible.
It’s great that in the scientific community, you are always free to disagree. In fact, it is encouraged!
When it comes to climate change, you better tout the official story or keep your mouth shut.
It started when the global warming alarmists started saying, “Case closed! No more debate!” Of course, that was before they changed it to climate change. I guess it wasn’t so cut and dry after all.
Then they moved on to alienating and ruining the careers of anyone who disagreed or even tried to discuss it rationally. They treated you as a pariah if you even questioned the “fact” that humans caused climate change. Heresy!
They label people who question the reliability of the data “climate change deniers.” In reality, I don’t know anyone who denies that the climate changes. The debate is whether humans caused the climate to change. And the data that says it was humans is not reliable at all, especially since those promoting it have such an obvious agenda–more government control.
Now it is moving beyond criticism for those heretic deniers of the gospel of climate change. Government agencies are now policing organizations’ opinions and findings on climate change.
Canada spent 14 months investigating a source of “climate change denial research”. The investigation was discontinued only because of limited resources of the Competition Bureau. Yes, Canada has a Competition Bureau.
Canada’s Competition Bureau, an arm’s length agency funded by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to the tune of almost $50 million annually, investigated three organizations accused of denying mainstream climate science for over a year, following a complaint from an environmental group.
The bureau discontinued its 14-month probe in June, citing “available evidence, the assessment of the facts in this case, and to ensure the effective allocation of limited resources”, according to Josephine A.L. Palumbo, Deputy Commissioner of Competition, Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate.
But it will re-open its investigation should it receive relevant new information from the public.
The groups investigated were the Friends of Science, the International Climate Science Coalition, and the Heartland Institute. Friends of Science said they regretted that the Competition Bureau had to waste time and money investigating a non-issue.
But of course, the investigation itself was the punishment. It is meant to send a message to the organization that they have become targets of the government. They are on watch for standing in the way of the climate change agenda. It is a global effort of governments to step in to save humanity, by enslaving them. Unless we cede all control of our land, businesses, food, and fuel to governments, humanity is doomed, they say.
But the investigation also sends a message to the ignorant public. It says, don’t pay attention to these people. They cannot be trusted, the government doesn’t even trust them! Disregard what they say, an investigation is as good as guilt.
Truth Stands Without Threats
Even if you believe 100% that humans caused climate change, why do we need the government to enforce this belief? Won’t that just raise more red flags about how desperate they are to get people to only hear one side of the science?
People concerned about the environment are putting obstacles in their own way by refusing to engage with the opposition. If they had come at the issue truthfully and without malice, they would probably have gotten more accomplished. But their tactics of intimidation cast doubt on their goals.
There are still a bunch of people running around saying the earth is flat. This is one of the easiest “scientific” theories to disprove. The evidence is just overwhelmingly against the idea that the earth is flat.
So should we get the authorities to investigate these spherical earth deniers? Should we attempt to silence them? No. Who cares if they want to waste their time spouting the theory that the earth is flat. And honestly, it is probably better to listen to what they have to say before ruling anything out. Consider the data. And let the truth stand on its own legs.
No matter how asinine a scientific theory may be, there is no reason to silence the people who disseminate it. Let the truth speak through the data. Debate, don’t censor.
It just so happens when it comes to climate change, there is still plenty to debate. But that discussion can’t happen when one side or both don’t want to listen because of emotional, political, and ideological reasons.
Worse when a government picks a side and uses their power to investigate climate change denial. Last time I checked it wasn’t a crime to deny a scientific theory. But they still waste taxpayer money on this.
Even investigations can stifle free speech. This is especially true in an emerging climate where the media uses investigations as proof of guilt. Just look at Hillary or Trump being investigated by the FBI. Regardless of the truth, how many people from the opposition used the investigation alone as proof of guilt?