If some blogger wrote that those who disagreed with the current global warming orthodoxy should be tried Nuremberg-style, would you just write it off? Perhaps. He might be just fringe kook. OK, how about if that blogger was a writer for an environmental magazine?

Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.”

Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.” (http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2006/9/19/11408/1106?show_comments=no )

Can you still write him off? Maybe. Could be just a fringe paper.

OK, how about if the paper had a good reputation among some big names?

A U.S. based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore (http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2006/9/19/11408/1106?show_comments=no ) and PBS newsman Bill Moyers, for his October 11th global warming edition of “Moyers on America” titled “Is God Green?”

(http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2006/05/09/roberts/index.html ) have deemed respectable enough to grant one-on-one interviews to promote their projects, is now advocating Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for skeptics of human caused catastrophic global warming.

Still writing him off? Still wondering if man-made global warming is some sort of article of faith among the true believers?

(Hat tip: KnightHawk at PoliPundit.)

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