by E. Calvin Beisner, Cornwall Alliance
What do you do if you’re a climate activist and a geoscientist speaks at a meeting near you offering scientific evidence against your point of view? Well, of course—you do what any rational person would do. You attend and listen carefully and weigh the arguments and consider whether you should change your views. Maybe you ask some questions during the Q&A at the end of the talk, challenging some of his evidence or reasoning. Maybe, if you’re really confident of your views, you contact the event organizers in advance and offer to debate the speaker, making the event all the more valuable to people of all persuasions.
Or maybe not.
Maybe, instead, you just show up and start shouting slogans like, “When scientists lie, people die!” or “Climate change is killing us!” or “You have the blood of climate refugees on your hands!”
And when you’re asked to leave the premises so the speaker can continue and the audience can hear what he has to say, you keep marching around inside the room, shouting, for as long as you can—and then you keep on shouting your slogans as you’re escorted out of the building.
That’s what happened when Cornwall Alliance Contributing Writer Gregory Wrightstone, a veteran geologist, spoke for Eagle Council in St. Louis, MO, September 15. Protesters interrupted him and began chanting those slogans and walking in circles around the room in which he spoke. You can view the protest here. (Caution—protesters use profanity and vulgarity near the end of this video.)
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