Did you know that man-made global warming is absolutely settled science, and that anyone who denies it should be in danger of prosecution by the U.S. government for knowingly deceiving the American people?
Sounds ridiculous, huh? But that's exactly what a group of 20 climate scientists are asking Obama to make the law of the land.
According to The Daily Caller, the scientists are asking the president to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, which was originally designed to toppled organized crime syndicates. They want Obama to extend RICO to apply to a number of groups, especially the petroleum industry.
The idea to use RICO was first presented by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island.
One scientist commented, “If corporations in the fossil fuel industry and their supporters are guilty of the misdeeds that have been documented in books and journal articles, it is imperative that these misdeeds be stopped as soon as possible so that America and the world can get on with the critically important business of finding effective ways to restabilize the Earth’s climate, before even more lasting damage is done.”