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Longtime climate activist Roberts unleashes on fellow activists: ‘I am sick to f*cking death of hearing white men drone on about climate, myself included’

Longtime climate activist David Roberts has had it — with “white men droning on about climate.” Roberts wrote on June 7, 2019: “I cannot echo this strongly enough. I am sick to fucking death of hearing white men drone on about climate, myself included. Book publishers, documentary makers, web publishers — do better.” Roberts, who is white, includes himself as being one of those he is “sick” of hearing “white men” talk about climate.

Roberts has previously questioned “white” people’s impact on the world. See: 2018 Vox Writer David Roberts: ‘Do White People Have a Positive or Negative Effect on America?’
Climate Depot Note:

Climate Change is increasingly being divided into gender, racial and age categories. See: ‘Global warming’ caused by ‘white people’, ‘white men, ‘kids’ & ‘men’

Flashback: Bill Nye: Old People Have To Die For Us To Stop Global Warming

‘White People’ blamed for causing Cyclone Idai in Africa – ‘Even the white man’s own science corroborates what we blacks know’

Roberts has been known for his outrageous climate comments. In 2006, he called for Nuremberg style trials for climate skeptics. See: Flashback 2006: GRIST’S DAVID ROBERTS CALLED FOR NUREMBERG-STYLE TRIALS FOR GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS – Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.”  Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”
David Roberts
David Roberts
But Roberts also has a long history of blunt talk and willingness to critique his fellow climate activists. In 2011, Roberts lamented that then Current NASA lead climate change scientists Dr. James Hansen had destroyed his credibility by getting arrested multiple times protesting climate.

Flashback: Greenie David Roberts of Grist turns on NASA’s lead ‘global warming’ scientist James Hansen after multiple arrests against climate change: Roberts: ‘I know I’m not supposed to say this, but James Hansen managed his transition from scientist to activist *terribly*. All influence lost’

Roberts has also targeted former Vice President Al Gore. See: The ‘Spockesque’ Al Gore is back — but warmist David Roberts askes: ‘Why on earth is Al Gore the only major American figure who’s made this his signature issue?’ – ‘The former vice president is by nature ‘Spockesque,’ Roberts acknowledged. He loves facts, loves learning, is simply not suited to emotional storytelling’

Roberts has also warned fellow activists not to overuse current weather events as some sort of proof of climate change. See: Flashback 2013: Warmist David Roberts offers very good analysis! ‘The recent enthusiasm of green groups for using extreme weather as a climate communication tool could very easily backfire…’‘…if we enter a few years with unseasonably cool temperatures or low storm activity, which is entirely possible’

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Grist Mag’s David Roberts encourages warmists to ‘claim the storm’ for the global warming narrative — ‘It is, ultimately, immoral not to’ – ‘The moral logic of climate communication’: ‘All those involved in communicating climate should take a hand in claiming the storm (Sandy) for that narrative. It is, ultimately, immoral not to’

Warmist David Roberts of the enviro-mag Grist: ‘Gonna talk Rio + 20 on the radio in a little while. Does anyone have anything positive I could say? Because I’m coming up empty’

Flashback: Greenie David Roberts of Grist turns on NASA’s Hansen: ‘I know I’m not supposed to say this, but Hansen managed his transition from scientist to activist *terribly*. All influence lost’

Some alarmists are waiting for skeptics to die off: ‘One group led by David Roberts of Grist argues that the alarmists should wait for all the climate skeptics to die off’ – ‘Another group, represented by Crikey, claims that the alarmists are not waiting for skeptics to die off even though they would be happy if this dream came true: ‘Cohort replacement’: Climate deniers won’t change, but they will die (Grist)VS Death isn’t an option: climate change activists aren’t waiting for deniers to die (Crikey)’

Warmist David Roberts: ‘Those who strongly support climate action…tend to be quite ignorant of the scientific details. People who reject climate science tend to know the most about it’

Climate Depot note: David Roberts is not open to the free exchange of discussion on climate. He blocks climate skeptics, including Climate Depot.