‘Bring them to court’: Warmist scientist Alan Betts wants RICO prosecutions of climate change opponents
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A climate scientist from Vermont is among 20 environmentalists calling on the Obama administration to use federal racketeering laws to prosecute climate change dissenters...Alan Betts, a leading climate scientist from Pittsford, is among the letter’s signatories. Betts told Vermont Watchdog he believes opposition to man-made climate change involves organizational deceit worth investigating. “Bring them to court and make them face up,” Betts said. “Somebody downstream is going to have to pay the staggering costs of all the delays in taking action on climate change. The fossil fuel companies are now deeply culpable because of their deliberate deceptive strategies.”
Betts, who founded Atmospheric Research in 1979 to inform the public about climate-related threats, said fossil fuel companies have known for decades their activities could increase global temperatures 3 to 5 degrees.
“They shifted from analyzing and understanding the problem from a scientific point of view to developing a strategy to cause doubt,” Betts said, adding that fossil fuel companies fund opposition to global warming regulations.