Rit Prof Wants Climate Change Naysayers To Go To Jail

03.19.14 | Bob Price

An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people to jail who disagree with him about global warming. The professor is Lawrence Torcello and last week, he published a 900-word essay at an academic website called The Conversation.  Torcello writes there are times when criminal negligence and “science misinformation” must be linked. The threat of climate change, he says, is one of those times.  Torcello says that people are already dying because of global warming and as such, he wants the government to make “climate change denial” a crime.  So far, there’s been no reaction from RIT about the professor’s controversial essay.