As Twitchy reported, The Guardian decided to direct its reporters to drop terms like “climate change” and “climate skeptic” and adopt the more alarmist and loaded “climate emergency” and “client science denier.” You can’t be skeptical of climate change — sorry, climate emergency —research; you can only be a denier of climate science … like the climate science The Guardian published in 2004 saying Britain will have a Siberian climate by 2020.
So it’s sad to see Bret Stephens, one of The New York Times’ “conservative” columnists, still being label a climate denier more than two years after his debut column, which reportedly caused waves of readers to slam the Times’ phone lines to cancel their subscriptions.
It seems Intercept contributing writer and Type Media Center fellow Kate Aronoff isn’t one to forgive and forget:
Worth remembering that Bret Stephens is a climate denier, and as such has absolutely no business having a platform in the nation's paper of record
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) May 18, 2019
Wow, The Times has no business giving him a platform?
Like we said back in April 2017, Stephens didn’t dispute at all that climate change is real and man-made; his crime was to caution against “claiming total certainty about the science”:
None of this is to deny climate change or the possible severity of its consequences. But ordinary citizens also have a right to be skeptical of an overweening scientism. They know — as all environmentalists should — that history is littered with the human wreckage of scientific errors married to political power.
It’s right there — “None of this is to deny climate change” — along with a warning not to let sketchy studies become married to political movements, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal, which is a Trojan horse for socialism.
But the word was already out: Stephen was a climate change denier and had to be shunned for his heresy. He even wrote a follow-up column trying to cool down people’s tempers, but it was too late. Obama bro Ben Rhodes said The Times might as well have hired a flat-earther.
He’s not a climate denier though.
— Jeremy Stamper (@jeremymstamper) May 18, 2019
Worth remembering that Kate Aronoff is a fascist, and as such has absolutely no business having a platform at any paper in this nation.
— SheLooksJustLikeYouJohn (@AsilisArt) May 18, 2019
A fascist says what?
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) May 18, 2019
Hey Katie, in your bio you have "Fellow @TypeMediaCenter." Just thought you'd like to know you spelled "Fascist" wrong there.
— Warner Todd Huston (@warnerthuston) May 18, 2019
It’s worth noting that your life would be much more peaceful if you learn to accept everyone doesn’t share your bull ? thoughts & beliefs.
— Dan Nobles (@DanNobles) May 18, 2019
That's called "censorship"
— John Cereghin (@Pilgrimway) May 18, 2019
Worth remembering that Kate Aronoff is an opinion fascist so her statements hold no accountability in the free world.
— Crash (@Coach_Crash) May 18, 2019
"Those who disagree with me should be silenced."
— VⴷLIMⵙR (@mediacrisy) May 18, 2019
Yes, silence those whose beliefs differ from yours! Brilliant!
— McGruff, Crime Dawg (@Gtyndall) May 18, 2019
It’s not a “belief” – it’s an inarguable point of scientific concensus.
Stephen’s denialism is no different than being a flat earther or anti-vaxxer.
— Milo McBride (@milomcbride) May 18, 2019
Again: “None of this is to deny climate change or the possible severity of its consequences.”
Can you back this up? Bret Stephens is many things, and I’m not a giant fan of his, but I’m not sure this is accurate. pic.twitter.com/0TxzrtJVaP
— R Patrick Shelton (@bethefawn) May 18, 2019
— VaBchJim (@VaBchJim) May 18, 2019
You don’t sound like a radical at all.
— Jeff R (@JacketbyBerth) May 18, 2019
"Climate denier". How very Bolshevik of you. #ClimateCult
— CronyCap Buzzkiller, SERIOUSLY Tariffic (@jdftgadsden) May 18, 2019
ROFLMAO, you ridiculous fascist lot! pic.twitter.com/N5TYxlMCgY
— Huyevyj Washington DC (@huyevyj) May 18, 2019
Worth remembering that leftists have a difficult time keeping their totalitarian instincts under wraps.
— FeelsLikeOrwell's1984 (@PeterBeckman1) May 18, 2019
Bravo, comrade Kate Aronoff! All dissent must be crushed and those found guilty of wrong think sent to gulags!
Back in the day you could have made a perfect editor-in-chief for Romania's Communist Party official newspaper Scanteia (The Spark) pic.twitter.com/c4LCEJuBhn
— Vallachian King (@vallachian) May 18, 2019
He’s a counterrevolutionary saboteur! Smash him with the Red Wedge!
— Martin Sulkanen (@Rollcast) May 18, 2019
The debate needs to be had, unless you wish to exist in an echo chamber.
Ok, then you better start saving.
They are pretty expensive.
— Scott The Rock (@scotttherock2) May 18, 2019
You're profoundly intolerant
— Jack Martens (@JackMartensite) May 18, 2019
"Adopt all of my ideologies and repeat after me or you will be silenced!"
"For we are the tolerant people!" ? https://t.co/GSg4pLGZuS
— Matthew RJ Brodsky (@RJBrodsky) May 18, 2019
“No business having a platform.”
— B. Miller (@BlaiseInKC) May 18, 2019
‘Everyone freak out now.’ Bret Stephens answers climate change crackpots about his climate columnhttps://t.co/58hk38cMHY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 2, 2017