Not that he is prone to making unhinged statements about corporeal violence and Taliban-esque calls for odd fatwas or anything, but on the radio yesterday Fox News "Personality" Glenn Beck suggested that the scientists involved with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change should commit suicide, for Japanese honor or something.
BECK: There's not enough knives. If this, if the IPCC had been done by Japanese scientists, there's not enough knives on planet Earth for hara-kiri that should have occurred. I mean, these guys have so dishonored themselves, so dishonored scientists.
So, yeah. Beck's got his typical death-cult fantasia going on, as per usual. And naturally, it's all founded in the general lack of seventh-grade science that puts this climate-denial paranoia on the wrong side of Bill Nye, the Science Guy. But I guess what bothers me most is the fact that there are surely, enough knives for all the climate change scientists in the world to kill themselves. You could probably order the knives from Crate and Barrel right now. Would that there were that many climate change scientists!
Anyway, on top of everything else, Glenn Beck cannot even count. The end.
Glenn Beck: 'There aren't enough knives' for 'dishonored' climate scientists to kill themselves. [Think Progress]
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