Petition to Silence ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Gains Over 3,000 Signatures

petitionA petition to ban “climate change denial” pages from Facebook has attracted over 3,300 signatures. The author of the petition is arguing that climate change denial must be banned on the social networking site because Facebook rules stipulate that pages must not contain false information. But the so-called ‘deniers’ have called the campaign “totalitarian.”

Climate change advocate and concerned citizen Laurent Cousineau has called on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “Stop the Climate Change Denial Facebook Pages!”. Citing the World Health Organisation’s assertion that over 100 million people will die because of climate change within 20 years, Mr Cousineau has insisted that Disinformation should not be allowed on Facebook especially if it is to deny the scientific consensus on climate change.

“We need to take a stand!” he added.

Mr Cousineau has referenced Facebook’s own rules, which states that “Pages must not contain false, misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive claims or content.”

Amongst those signing the petition is Mississippi resident Kenneth Hall, who commented “To deny that the climate is changing is madness, especially in the face of the monstrous storms that are occurring right here in this country. If something is not done and quickly soon it’ll be too late and nothing will stop the roller coaster of destruction. Do not allow climate change deniers to use the Facebook pages for their open lies and denials and blatant doublespeak.”

Helpfully, Mr Cousineau lists a number of pages which he thinks should be removed from Facebook for promoting climate change denial. First and foremost among them is the Friends of Science page, which is compiled by a range of volunteers who are either active or retired from the fields of earth and atmospheric science, engineering and other professions.

The page gives its mission as being: “To educate the public about climate science and through them bring pressure to bear on governments to engage in public debates on the scientific merits of the hypothesis of human induced global warming and the various policies that intend to address the issue”.

Mr Cousineau, however, is adamant: “This is one of the biggest disinformation pages and it has to go!

“In fact according to Facebook page guidelines and perhaps also out of courtesy to future generations, all climate denial pages should be banned!”

But Friends of Science has struck back, telling Breitbart London: “Friends of Science Society members agree that climate changes; we even agree that humans affect climate and we agree that human industrial carbon dioxide/GHG emissions affect warming to some degree.

They believe that CO2 is just one of many variables that can affect the climate, but that the sun is a more important factor. They also believe that the subject should therefore be open to discussion.

“The world has spent about $1.9 trillion on climate change mitigation up to 2012 – but carbon dioxide rises while temperatures have naturally stagnated – thus indicating the theory of CAGW is faulty. Instead of shutting people up on this topic, we should be discussing the climate science, the policies and the economics of taxing and trading.”

Also on the list of proposed pages to be banned are that of the Heartland Institute, the Heritage Foundation, Climate News, Carbon Dioxide, and Australian Climate Madness, amongst numerous others.

Jim Lakely of The Heartland Institute told Breitbart London “Leftist activists have no respect for the Constitution, great contempt for individual liberty, and an insatiable desire to ban everything that displeases them. It should be shocking to see how itchy the trigger finger of the totalitarian left is, but such tactics are all too common these days. It’s easy to win an argument when you ban all opponents from even speaking.

“I wouldn’t expect Facebook to fall for this stunt, but they’d better be ready for enormous backlash and bad publicity if they even hint of endorsing these thuggish tactics to suppress free speech.”

Justin C, a spokesman for Carbon Dioxide told Breitbart London “The truth hurts.

“We have always acknowledged that when the alarmists are presented with facts that don’t fit their narrative, instead of debating they attempt to shut down and censor all opposing voices. It is the sad reality, and only reinforces the fact we need opposing voices.

“Science is never settled, only a religious cult would make such a claim.”

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    squidly

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    Someone still uses Facebook?

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    Dale

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    There are some who deny that climate is changing? I’ve never known such a individual. Where are and who are these people?

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      Kevin

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      Climate can change, but is it really changing to any great degree at the mo. I haven’t seen any weather pattern that is atypical of anything that has happened over the last few centurys. I doubt that CO2 changes climate because it is not seen to do so in the fossil record, rather increases in CO2 happen after temperature rise NOT before. Science requires evidence there is NONE that supports the climate is changing to any degree that we need to worry about. Show me the evidence.

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    Amber

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    Over 30,000 scientists ,9000 with Phd’s ,signed the Oregon Petition which urges the government to reject global warming agreements because there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide is causing or will cause catastrophic heating of the earth’s
    atmosphere and disruption of the earth’s climate .

    Moreover there is substantial scientific evidence carbon dioxide produces many beneficial effects upon natural plant and animal environments .

    Despite some effort to discredit the Petition with distraction tactics the reality is over 30,000 scientists ,of there own free will ,signed that petition .There were a few examples of attempts to sabotage
    the petition by people who were not happy with the conclusions and recommendations. Those false names were discovered and removed .

    Lets see the names and qualifications of the supposed people trying to stop free speech and shut down scientific debate .

    Climate changes ..that is not in dispute.
    Humans impact the environment
    with everything we do however human generated CO2 is minuscule in the environment and does not cause the earth to have a fever or a host of other false claims .

    Co2 levels have been historically much higher long before humans were flying around to climate conferences .

    If plants could pick between higher or lower Co2 ,higher wins for very good reason .

    The vast majority of Co2 in the
    atmosphere is from natural sources .

    If Mother Nature decides to create higher levels of Co2 (as happened in the past )
    would everyone be running around with their hair on fire saying the earth has a fever ,oh my goodness we have to stop
    Mother Nature ?

    Humans are not about to adjust Co2
    to their liking and natural variables make human generated Co2 look a thimble of water in an Olympic swimming pool .

    The people who have perpetuated the global warming scam prey on the lack of knowledge from the media and most of the general public . Governments should and do know better but can not resist the prospect of $$trillions of potential new
    dollars .
    The extreme green …well they make a living off fear so having government and other self serving promoters do their work for them is right in their wheelhouse .

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    Gator

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    Laurent is a student living in Canada. I wondered who would be attempting to trample the First Amendment. A nobody.

    Nothing to see here but a babe in the north woods stamping his tiny feet.

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      Me

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      😀 I guess the moron has a website too, lots of followers! LMAO!

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    Shellie Correia

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    Evil, is the imposition of silence, upon others. James P. Carse

    People have silenced their opposition, many times, in the past. One of the more well known, was Hitler. If your “scientific theory” can’t stand up to scrutiny, it is not a theory, it is a political agenda.

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      Me

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      Evil often uses the guise of doing good and hides behind what people think is good. When most people think of evil they attibute it to satan, and why not that is what they were brought up to believe, but fairy tails of the tooth fairy and the easter bunny and santa clause all dissappear, but not that other imaginary thing, and you know the one I am talking about. That one is a seriously used lie, because ancient people wrote it down and were more educated way back then than we are now.

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        Me

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        The bottom line is, if you have faith, you don’t need a middle man, you are educated enough to be able to read and think for your self without anyone else having to tell you what to think. Gator said that here, and I respect him for that. If that reading is so confusing that you don’t understand it, it should be ignored, because it was written that way. Conartist have been doing their thing since there was dirt and someone to exploit.

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          Me

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          The thing with Gator I disagree with is the congress shall make no laws with respect religion. Tax laws are with respect to religion, if no laws should be made, then the tax laws shouldn’t need to exhist.

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            Gator

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            Hey me! When our founders wrote…

            [quote]Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…[/quote]

            What they meant was that the state shall not prefer or elevate one religion over another. It does not prevent the state from enacting laws that cover [i]all[/i] religions equally.

            So in other words, the Branch Carbonians can have tax free status, but cannot force their beliefs on others through government fiat.

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            Me

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            Ok, thanks for clearing that up.

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    GR82DRV

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    Lord, what next?

    Book burning?

    How can people who claim to be so intellectually superior be so threatened by ideas and opinions?

    This AGW belief system has become a sickness.

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      Me

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      And that is the exact thing!
      Lord, what is next? That satatement in of itself lets the bullshitters know. And there are lost of sheep for the sheppard to handle. Good luck, they will have their way, one way or another.

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    4TimesAYear

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    I wouldn’t expect facebook to fall for it either, but [url]https://twitter.com/4TimesAYear/status/612153697934512128/photo/1[/url]

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      Al Shelton

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      I think Zuckerberg is a die hard Branch Carbonian [thanks Gator..for that description]

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        JayPee

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        Sugar-mountain will adjust to whatever position can make the most money.

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    Amber

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    Shellie thanks for sharing that quote .

    When people start to threaten freedom of speech they are showing desperation and can only resort to bully tactics as a last resort to pushing their agenda .

    Hitler is a good example but there are many others . Now we know who the real Deniers are .

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    GR82DRV

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    So, isn’t threat-making itself banned on Facebook. This is clearly a threat to censor free speech. Isn’t free speech central to the concept of Facebook?

    It seems to me if anyone should be purged from Facebook it would be Couisneau for wantonly violating a fundamental intellectual freedom of others.

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    Gary

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    I think based on the claim that disinformation should not be allowed that all of the Climate change Propaganda sites should be banned.
    I this we need a petition demanding that Pro AGW sites must be deleted for promoting lies and deceit and fear.

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