Richard Parncutt has some interesting views. Here is a screen shot from his home page.
Then there is this:
Global warming is really happening. It is due to human activities, largely irreversible, and a massive threat to future generations (more). It could be stopped by programs financed by new global taxes on wealth, environmental damage and financial transactions. But the rich are hiding US$ 30 trillion in tax havens, and global warming deniers and media are distorting the facts, which is risking the lives of hundreds of millions. Not only that – fossil fuels are still being subsidized! If you are concerned, please either sign my petition or send me a suggestion for improving it. And sign up to 350.org.
Okay – so he has an opinion. So what else does he think?
In this article I am going to suggest that the death penalty is an appropriate punishment for influential GW deniers. But before coming to this surprising conclusion, please allow me to explain where I am coming from.
I have always been opposed to the death penalty in all cases, and I have always supported the clear and consistent stand of Amnesty International on this issue. The death penalty is barbaric, racist, expensive, and is often applied by mistake. Apparently, it does not even act as a deterrent to would-be murderers. Hopefully, the USA and China will come to their senses soon.
I don’t think that mass murderers of the usual kind, such Breivik, should face the death penalty. Nor do I think tobacco denialists are guilty enough to warrant the death penalty, in spite of the enormous number of deaths that resulted more or less directly from tobacco denialism. GW is different. With high probability it will cause hundreds of millions of deaths. For this reason I propose that the death penalty is appropriate for influential GW deniers. More generally, I propose that we limit the death penalty to people whose actions will with a high probability cause millions of future deaths.
Looks like DeSmogBlog already has a list of prominent “deniers”.
Before we get any comments about “another Austrian with ideas to murder people he doesn’t like”, Parncutt is Australian born and educated.
HT: Andrew Bolt