Sahil Kapur CMC '09 just put this up on The Huffington Post. Ironically enough, he's being attacked in the comment section of the Huffington Post for a weak analogy. Yes, you read that right. He's comparing the 9/11 Truther movement to those of us who remain skeptical about man-made global warming.
Take a look at just a snippet of this piece. It's one of the greatest examples of eco-alarmism I've ever encountered.
The analytical approach of modern global warming dissenters shares remarkable common ground with that of 9/11 Truthers, who still believe George W. Bush brought down the twin towers. Both groups have a soft spot for conspiracy theories, and are convinced that they possess a special gift that affords them a uniquely superior grasp of reality. Facts and evidence are muffled by their messianic quest to inform society of its delusions and intellectual inadequacies.Wow. Just wow. Never you mind that serious, respectable scientists have questioned global warming, Sahil's lumped them all in the category of right-wing ideologues.
Look at the conclusion. Note how people on the Left attack those who have serious differences of opinion on anthropogenic climate change.
Even if global warming were occurring, the likelihood that it would wipe out the planet is remote. To suggest otherwise is the essence of alarmism.
Global warming deniers continue to make waves, just as 9/11 Truthers do. The latter have been written off as crazies and are irrelevant to the political debate. The former will soon join the club. They'll go down in the history books alongside the many who doubted that the earth was round until well after the science had been made obvious. They'll be mentioned in the same chapter as those who continue to doubt evolution to this day.
Or maybe there won't be a chapter because humanity never made it that far.