James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Sure, right after we try all the apologists for communism. Jesus, these people are pathetic.

UPDATE: Reader David Fleeger emails:

If it turns out (as it seems increasingly likely) that global warmi-, ah- climate change is a phony, can we put James Hanson and Al Gore on trial instead? I just want to know if this “high crimes against humanity and nature” thingy works for everyone, or only those who get invited to the Oscar Awards.

I dunno, but given that a UN special rapporteur has called food policies promoting ethanol “crimes against humanity,” I guess that Barack Obama should be worried, too.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A reader emails: “In the year of our Gore, 2008 . . . No one expects the climate inquisition!”