“The number of people being killed by this misplaced belief in climate change is if anything greater than the number of people killed by Hitler.” – Viscount Monckton, the chief architect of climate change denialism.
He also said that young people who are pro climate change are akin to the Hitler youth. “I don’t care whether the Hitler youth thought they were doing the right thing. I don’t care whether the Hitler youth of today think they’re doing the right thing. The consequences in both cases are deaths of people that we don’t care about as much as we should.”
This is who is leading the battle against climate change. We have a far larger problem than the fact that some people are denying climate change. Conservatives in this country have taken to a rather disturbing extremism that embraces McCarthyism (labeling everyone a socialist and a Maoist, and doing it with a straight face), and literally believing that climate change advocates are worse than Hitler – not just making the dumb comparison, but actually believing it. These people are certifiable. And dangerous. And they’re the intellectual leaders of today’s Republican party. And at some point, the Republicans are going to be back in office, with these people guiding them. And then we’re all in trouble. (Oh, and this wasn’t the first time he’s done this. Here’s some great video of when he did it previously, and accused a Jewish kid of being like Hitler youth.)