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Global Warming Steams Up ODE Comment Threads

A couple of days ago, the Ol’ Dirty Emerald ran a huge front page story reporting the horrifying truth that (brace yourself) some scientists don’t think global warming is man-made. It even included a provocative headline, “A global farce?”

Needless to say, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. I even have it on good authority that one of the ODE’s delivery boys was fired after refusing to distribute the offending issue. And then came this priceless letter to the editor by a young Mr. Tim Reams:

When Ms. Hoffman and Ms. Chase seek journalism careers after graduation, I hope they will show the courage of their convictions and proudly sport this example of their work to potential employers. Time will tell how the world will view this kind of a story, written at the end of 2008. My guess, though, is that such work will be lumped, if it isn’t already, with those that hung on to such theories as “tobacco doesn’t cause cancer,” “the Holocaust never happened,” and “some races are intellectually superior to others.” I find the denial of human-caused global warming just as offensive.

So if denying anthropogenic global warming is the ethical equivalent of denying the Holocaust, that means those who cause global warming are the same as … NAZIS! Oh, Godwin, you win again!

  1. Scott says:

    And yet no one seemed to have a problem with the Law Professor that debate was bad.

  2. Token White Boy says:

    I think it’s a fair statement that “some races are intellectually superior to others.” For example, the space race of the mid-20th century was intellectually superior to say, “The Amazing Race” reality TV show, which I have watched once and can testify that there is nothing amazing about it (besides the fact that it lasted more than one season).

  3. Vincent says:


  4. Chris says:

    and contributing to global warming?

  5. Vincent says:

    Are you saying Holocaust comparisons are… hot?

  6. Tyler S says:

    When will people learn that Holocaust comparisons are never cool…..

  7. Betz says:

    A real man does not have to worry about global warming, as his fully-developed beard will shield him from the sun’s bright goodness, and provide him warmth in the coming ice age.

  8. rumplestilskin says:

    A well trimmed mustache was enough for Hitler. But global warming deniers like THUNDERLOVE must go farther than even the mad architect of the final solution, and hide their entire face from the sun’s bright goodness. What evil is a man such as this preparing to bring us?

  9. THUNDERLOVE says:

    If you think that is crazy check out What Daniel Soule had to say on the Ol’dirty comments section about their on going fascination with No Shave November

    I am a proud beard wearer. I love my beard, and I have for years and will for years to come. I am a full and proud supporter of I have a beard for numerous reasons; if God or evolution did not want us to have beards, then facial hair would not have happened, my girlfriend loves it, its a sweater for face, and many others. What I am horrified at is “No-Shave November.” To all the guys who are doing this for the month of November, and even those who post updates about it, you all are pussies. Grow a beard because you are a man, and it is something that only men can do. Do not try to grow a beard for a month because people at the newspaper say its cool. Be a man, grow a beard, wear a beard. Because your a man and you can, not because the dam calendar says November. Boo on no-shave november, a real man has a beard year round.

  10. Kai Davis says:

    Isn’t this thread pre-closed due to the post’s godwinning?

  11. Chris says:

    I find the denial of natural-causes of global warming to be offensive.

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