‘Climate models used by the [United Nations] have over-predicted global warming by 2.5 to 3 degrees…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) In what’s becoming an alarmingly common practice, left-wing protestors stormed a scholarly presentation in St. Louis, Missouri, last week for political reasons.
Gregory Wrightstone, a veteran geologist and contributing writer at the Cornwall Alliance, spoke at the Eagle Council on the subject of climate change.
In his presentation, “How rising temperatures and increasing CO2 are benefiting the Earth and humanity,” Wrightstone expressed skepticism about the United Nations’ climate change models — a bedrock source of data for much of the mainstream climate change consensus.
“Climate models over-predict global warming,” Wrightstone explained. “Climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have over-predicted global warming by 2.5 to 3 degrees,” he said.
And that’s when Antifa radicals took over the lecture room.
“Mic check! Mic check!,” they shouted in language reminiscent of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
“Climate refugees from Puerto Rico to Louisiana are on your hands!” they screamed.
“You have the blood of climate refugees on your head!” they continued, followed by repeated protest chants meant to fully undermine Wrightstone’s academic talk.
“When scientists lie, people die!”
“Climate change is killing us!”
Anitfa, which stands for “anti-fascists” appears to be a growing, dangerous presence in the country’s left-wing protest circles.
It’s a disconcerting development, although deeply ironic. Antifa members have been known to use violence and other fascist tactics to attack anyone, but especially conservatives, who disagree with their far-left views.
The news media and center-left organizations, like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), often whitewash their activities.
“The principal feature of Antifa groups is their use of direct action, harassing those whom they identify as fascists, racists or right wing extremists,” says the ADL.
But Wrightstone and the conservative Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation are anything but fascist.
The Cornwall Alliance is a network of over 60 Christian theologians, natural scientists, economists and other scholars who are dedicated to a Biblical stewardship of the environment and economic development for the poor.
After the protestors were escorted outside of the Eagle Council, Wrightstone reportedly went outside to speak with them about his presentation, but to no avail.
In a statement, the Cornwall Alliance said “it won’t be intimidated.”
“We’re glad to speak to any group, anywhere, any time the meeting can be arranged, and share our reasons for the positions we hold.”