16 Dec '11, 8pm

What to do with climate deniers? Hmm. Let's blast 'em into space!

What to do with climate deniers? Hmm. Let's blast 'em into space!

Sir Richard Branson in his WhiteKnightTwo aircraft. Photo: Dave Malkoff Here's a new idea for how to deal with climate deniers: Blast them into space. The proposal came yesterday during a freewheeling panel discussion among California Gov. Jerry Brown, Virgin Group Chair Sir Richard Branson, and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Rajendra Pachauri. Kicking off a conference on "Extreme Climate Risks and California's Future" held at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Brown pledged to protect his state from the "huge problems" posed by climate change, including from efforts by climate science deniers to impede climate action. "Our biggest problem is to deal with the skepticism and denial of the cult-like lemmings who would take us over the cliff," said Brown, a Democrat, eliciting cheers and laughter from an audience of roughly 200 policymakers,...

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