Last week, I highlighted a comment over at WUWT that disappeared. It was from NeilT. Well, it seems Neil is having trouble with moderators over there again so has made his comment here for posterity. It is in relation to Anthony’s response to the Hitler video doing the rounds and that I reposted yesterday. Here is Neil’s comment.
Anthony I must admit that I’m sorry that this video was created. Those who try to communicate climate science and counteract the opinions and data that originates on this site can often go off the rails thinking they have made a strong point.
I’m not sorry because it personally slurs you, I assume that you can take it as well as give it and you are not short of handing it out as your recent posts have proven.
What I am very sorry about is that this gives you an “out”. It allows you to post most amiable and reasonable posts about how the frenetic slavering zombies of the fraternity of people who believe in climate change have wronged you.
Well probably they have. Today.
However the reality is that those dying in the horn of Africa are not dying because of you. They are dying because of 200 years of excess by people who didn’t know any better. Burning everything they could get their hands on, creating a throwaway society which burns and makes more than any society on the planet. In fact this society probably makes, consumes and discards, more in one year than the Romans did in 1,000 years. Hardly something to be proud of.
What is also reality is that people will begin to start dying in increasing numbers around the 2060’s to the 2100’s. The deaths of these people will certainly be attributed to the delay in action on our emissions. So, in a way, you could say that those who, today, create falsehoods and false data to delay urgently needed action on emissions, are intrinsically responsible for the deaths of these people. I’m not talking the numbers Hitler killed. Or the numbers killed by the communist lunatics. I’m talking “real” numbers. 1,2, or even more Billion people. Probably more as there is likely to be 8 or 9 billion people on the planet by then, more than half living mainly in starvation conditions.
Does this make you a monster like Mao or Hitler or Stalin? Certainly not. They deliberately ordered the murders of these people knowing what they were doing. You and almost everyone else on here actually thinks this will not happen.
Does it really matter in the long run if you are a “real” monster if the consequences of your actions are monstrous?
Fortunately for you Anthony, you will die knowing you were right. Therefore you will not have to face the consequences of your actions. Unfortunately your great grandchildren will be killed by the environment knowing you were wrong. Could I put you in Cryosleep for 90 years and wake you up in 2102 I would. Because I would dearly love you to see the end result of your beliefs (for beliefs they are), then for you to take the consequences for your beliefs and actions.
Sadly I will not get what I wish and my great grandchildren will pay the price of your beliefs.
You can probably understand that I, as a parent and grandfather, am not very happy about that.
Well said Neil.