Climate change activists want punishment for skeptics

A house in Florida, slid into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday while Irma, downgraded to a tropical storm, was menacing Georgia and canceling flights at the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta.

Calls to punish global warming skepticism as a criminal offense have surged in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but it hasn’t discouraged climate scientists like Judith Curry. A retired Georgia Tech professor, she argued on her Climate Etc. website that Irma, which hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane on Saturday, was fueled in…