The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent.Liberalism at work again: justifying sending people to prison for actively disagreeing with the True Faith of Anthropogenic Global Warming! It is amusing to watch all the liberals commenting in support of this, but making the distinction that it is okay to be skeptical or disagree, and that won't be criminal, but just don't be too loud about it -- that's what will get you locked up.
The parallel to the Church's punishment of Galileo for heresy is a bit too obvious.