Jail climate change deniers.
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Nevertheless some people think we should jail climate change deniers.  What's next jailing flat Earth people and hate speech? 
There is also overwhelming scientific consensus climate change is being caused by human activity.
There are a limited number of circumstances under which free speech can be restricted. One of them is child pornography. The reason that can be banned with violating the 1st Amendment is the harm caused to children in the production of child porn is of such magnitude the normal means of combating bad speech-- more speech is not adequate or sufficient.
The ignorance peddled by climate change deniers many of whom like child pornographers do so for greed. Those threatened most by the adverse effects of climate change are children. These will include teenagers sent to fight the increasing number of wars and conflicts which will likely occur.
Yes the risk is too high to allow this ignorance to continue to be peddled.
Should we jail people who write and utter falsehoods about climate change? If need be yes.
The problem with your argument is humans have been wrong with a lot of ideas. I find most of your argument fits under the ad populum fallacy.  Just because the majority of scientists think man made climate change is real and a threat, does not mean the scientists are correct. At one time we thought the Earth was flat and the sun revolved around the Earth.
" "Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?"
If you answered the latter, you're among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. " 
There is a chance that the entire global warming/climate change is a scam. That the deniers are whistle blowers. If we start jailing whistle blowers we could be in a lot of trouble.  Remember that 97% of climate change scientists agree. That means 3% don't, those 3% could be legitimate whistle blowers.
Some of the scientist claim there is bullying going on to reach the consensuses.  There is talk of data manipulation.  Honestly, I will not stoop by backing up the deniers. I think the chances of the deniers being wrong is at least 99%. Nevertheless, there is that 1% chance. More importantly, it sets a precedence as seen in r1.
Finally, and perhaps my strongest argument. Assume for a second that the deniers are wrong. Not much of an assumption. Jailing the deniers could backfire. Causing them to become martyrs per say. Holding back political change and giving the deniers a louder voice.Thanks for debating and being respectful.
I am not a climate change denier, I just feel both sides of the debate need to be represented.
Jailing the climate change deniers could backfire. Cause the deniers to become martyrs and more suspicion and doubt to be cast.
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