FLASHBACK: Founder of Climate Group Vandalizing Famous Paintings Said Holocaust was ‘Normal Event’

Fox News has done a little digging into that joyful character named Roger Hallam.

Roger Hallam — the founder of Just Stop Oil, a far-left British climate activist organization — once downplayed the Holocaust as a “normal event” and said climate change was a more serious threat.

Hallam, who also founded the climate group Extinction Rebellion, said in 2019 that there were many other instances of cruelty in human history besides the Holocaust, in an interview at the time with German media outlet Die Zeit, according to The Guardian. After facing widespread criticism for the comments, Hallam noted the climate crisis was another Holocaust on a “far greater scale.”

“They went to the Congo in the late 19th century and decimated it,” he continued. “[The Holocaust was] almost a normal event. Just another f—ery in human history.”


After being justifiably condemned Hallam gave a typical non-apology backtracking statement. i.e. , but what we are dealing with now is worse!

“I want to fully acknowledge the unimaginable suffering caused by the Nazi Holocaust that led to all of Europe saying ‘never again,'” Hallam said. “But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and simultaneously erecting ever greater barriers to immigration, turning whole regions of the world into death zones.”

“That is the grim reality. We are allowing our governments to willingly, and in full knowledge of the science, engage in genocide of our young people and those in the global south by refusing to take emergency action to reduce carbon emissions.”


Read the full article here.

Housekeeping Addendum.

Anthony emailed me this story yesterday and since I know we’ve covered Hallam before, I checked to see if we covered this aspect of the man. What I found was that while it didn’t appear in our previous posts, the story was referenced in five separate comments by our users, so I’d like to offer retroactive hat tips to:

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Ron Long
November 17, 2022 10:07 am

Wow! This Hallam character looks like a Professional Idiot. No wonder he leads the Looney Wing of CAGW, I’m waiting for his comuppance. waiting. waiting. turns out there are Loonies of many different types.

abolition man
Reply to  Ron Long
November 17, 2022 6:07 pm

I was thinking that that picture would be a good dictionary illustration for the word “sociopath!”

Bryan A
November 17, 2022 10:10 am

It’s time to take down the Masters Work and hang “Prints” in their place. Then, when JSO thugs come in and destroy one, while they stand there, take down the old print and hang a new one in its place. They’ll soon stop.

Lee Riffee
November 17, 2022 10:42 am

What gets me about people who go around claiming that all of these horrible things will happen if we don’t “do something” (as if you could) about climate change. When in reality, if even half of what is planned on being done to try and stop climate variations, there will indeed be some horrible effects to be seen.
Yes, with “net zero” coming to pass (heaven help us if it ever gets that far) there will be mass migrations, and probably not in the direction Hallam thinks! People will be pouring out of California, New York, much of Western Europe, maybe Canada and eventually much of the US. They will be going to places where there still is sufficient fuel (at reasonable prices) to support a typical western lifestyle of having automobiles, gas (for heat and cooking) and electricity that stays on all or most of the time. And they will be leaving behind formerly developed countries that at one time, led the world in the industrial revolution. Countries that will continue to devolve into third world fecal holes.

Reply to  Lee Riffee
November 17, 2022 2:25 pm

Please identify those places, and will they let us in?

Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2022 10:54 am

I’m an art lover- been to most of the major art museums in America. I’m thrilled by great art- don’t know why as I’ve never studied it- maybe it’s the weed I indulge in first.

But, if I was in a museum and saw some idiot with his/her hand glue to a great work of art- I’d walk over that fool and say, “rip your hand off this instant or I’ll have to do it for you while punching your lights out”. And I would too.

Amos E. Stone
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2022 12:44 pm

“I’m an art lover” – Lucky you. I don’t get art and never have – music yes, art no. But I’m with you in spirit, just don’t get the law on you!

Though, I’d relish the chance to regale a captive idiot with facts until I ran out of breath, fetched a beer, then continued until they begged for earplugs. I doubt it’s within my capabilities to convince them, but it might make me feel better.

BTW belated thanks for your explanations of the economics of forestry – nothing is simple, is it?

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2022 12:55 pm

Get some tar based paint, and some feathers..

Turn the idiot into a new piece of art !

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  bnice2000
November 17, 2022 1:33 pm

Yes and if questioned, simply indicate the tarring and feathering is YOUR protest against their ant-energy, anti-human stupidity!

Reply to  AGW is Not Science
November 18, 2022 8:51 am

Yep, use the petroleum product on them, but do it as they did in the old days, heat up the tar a little first.

Some 2nd degree burns should help them to learn? Probably not.

Scarecrow Repair
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
November 17, 2022 1:04 pm

I’ve thought about this. They are basically kidnapping the painting and holding it hostage. You can’t rip their hand the painting off without destroying it. They know this. They are going to be still as possible, daring you to do anything that would damage it.

What you have to do is bring in a team to gently work their hand loose. I don’t know if that is possible; anything which could dissolve the glue would surely damage the painting too. But if possible, try anything.

Otherwise, surround them with burly guards and screens so no one else can see them. Deny them the publicity. Provide no food, no water, no toilet facility. Isolate them from sound, turn out the lights. Make them sleepy. Every few minutes, ask them what procedure and chemicals to use to free their hand from the painting, make it clear they are going to be responsible for all the millions in damages it takes to get their hand off. And the minute they do any damage, now they are the criminal.

Reply to  Scarecrow Repair
November 17, 2022 2:06 pm

Your last para is the way forward with the climate terrorista.

November 17, 2022 11:07 am

 Hallam said. “But it is happening again, on a far greater scale and in plain sight. The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere “.
What is a “lethal level” of CO2? certainly north of 3000ppm. As CO2 is not causing any measurable change in temp and seems to be helping crops and greening the planet, I think we need more.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Greytide
November 17, 2022 11:30 am

Data collected on nine nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines indicate an average CO2 concentration of 3,500 ppm with a range of 0-10,600 ppm, and data collected on 10 nuclear-powered attack submarines indicate an average CO2 concentration of 4,100 ppm with a range of 300-11,300 ppm (Hagar 2003). – page 46

Source WUWT

November 17, 2022 11:12 am

Hallam has no shame. His comments can’t be excused as being ignorant as he, surely, knew of what he spoke and was seeking the very reaction he received so he could double down on it. It started with the term ‘Denier’ bandied about and Hallam has taken things to the next level on conflating climate change with the Holocaust.

Reply to  MaxP
November 17, 2022 2:07 pm

Hallam is typical of his ilk.

November 17, 2022 11:22 am

The Jews were summarily judged, labeled under diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment, class-based bigotry), enslaved in an act of redistributive change, and the excess were aborted in a wicked solution, under a veil of privacy, for social progress.

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November 17, 2022 11:33 am


November 17, 2022 11:56 am

Hallam is stark raving mad. His followers are utterly bonkers and they believe the drivel they spout

Hallam has a lot in common with Sri Lanka – failed organic farming.

Chris Hanley
Reply to  strativarius
November 17, 2022 1:59 pm

His farm failed because of — wait for it — climate change:
‘… It didn’t have a single tractor – instead he had a horse named Big Mama to work the land alongside 25 employees [serfs] … then, in his own words, the weather “went weird”, and it caused his crops to fail … rather than taking it lying down, however, Mr Hallam decided to act, and tackle the terrifying reasons behind the increasingly unpredictable weather head on’.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 17, 2022 2:57 pm

City folk actually expect the weather to be the same year after year.

Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 18, 2022 12:22 am

No tractor. Yet one of the pictures on the old facebook page for Organics To Go shows a tractor being used.

Reply to  strativarius
November 17, 2022 2:09 pm

Hallam is merely representative of the mental condition of the warmunista in general. He’s not an outlier.

Bruce Cobb
November 17, 2022 12:29 pm

Hallam is sure pumping lethal levels of stupidity and ignorance out there.

Paul S
November 17, 2022 12:37 pm

So CO2 is turning the world into death zones. I think not. What is turning the world into death zones is the forced “vaccination” of death shots designed for de-population

Smart Rock
Reply to  Paul S
November 17, 2022 6:23 pm

Let’s stick to climate related issues. Please.

November 17, 2022 1:06 pm

Now, who is the denier?

November 17, 2022 1:20 pm

The global north is pumping lethal levels of CO2 into the atmosphere

Isn’t releasing misinformation in the media illegal in the UK now?

Reply to  doonman
November 17, 2022 1:24 pm

No, it’s actively encouraged in much of British media, as long as it fits the left wing, climate alarmist view.

Reply to  doonman
November 17, 2022 2:58 pm

The left defines “misinformation” as anything they disagree with.
No matter what you say, so long as they agree, you are speaking truth.

November 17, 2022 1:21 pm

Just Stop Oil, a far-left British climate activist organization

JSO are not a climate activist organisation, they are a bunch of, usually well off, far left loons intent on bringing down capitalist democratic society. They have no interest in the environment and are incapable of discussing climate change on any intelligent level.

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Reply to  Jackdaw
November 17, 2022 2:11 pm

Sounds just like the WEF organization and using climate fear as their medium.

Chris Hanley
November 17, 2022 1:23 pm

The Extinction Rebellion symbol does have a similar graphic appeal to the simple-minded as the swastika or any number of European fascist movement symbols of the recent past.

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Reply to  Chris Hanley
November 17, 2022 2:12 pm

You can see this symbol is evolved from the swastika.

John V. Wright
November 17, 2022 1:24 pm

“Lethal levels of CO2”. The man is an idiot.

Len Werner
November 17, 2022 1:28 pm

A little research reveals a lot about Roger Hallam. First, he couldn’t make a living growing food, so instead of realizing that he was just a hopeless twat (using the British English sense of the word) at farming, he blamed climate. Seems to not matter that the rest of the world grows lots of food in the same climate, in his case it was all climate change’s fault. He then found it was easier to form protest groups and have people send him money; the regular terminology on his websites is ‘Donate’.

I find mentions that ‘he was studying for a PhD’ at some time–but no mention that I could find about undergraduate degrees. Now I admit I was in university before he was born, but darned if I didn’t have in my mindset that one has to obtain bachelors and masters degrees first. It was certainly the case before he was born, maybe things have changed. Or was it just a self-proclaimed PhD; that fits the rest of what I learn about him.

His support is almost legendary–“He stood unsuccessfully in the 2019 European Parliament election in the London constituency as an independent, winning 924 of the 2,241,681 votes cast (0.04%)”. I guess I’m not the only person who thinks of him in British English terms.

And sadly, he had the solution to all his problems within his grasp–“In March 2017, Hallam went on hunger strike to demand the university divest from fossil fuels…”–but somebody fed him.

(With food grown by somebody else, of course.)

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Len Werner
November 17, 2022 3:45 pm

When I was in Scotland this summer, being from canada i asked a guy what he thought of Trudeau.

“He’s a fecking twaaat”.
Wise words, applies to Hallam

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AGW is Not Science
November 17, 2022 1:29 pm

LETHAL levels of CO2?! What a moron.

More CO2 is BETTER, waaaaayyy beyond what we could put into “emissions” if we burned every bit of coal, oil and gas we could get our hands on.

Joao Martins
November 17, 2022 1:44 pm

I remember an almost forgotten word describing these critters: eco-nazism.

abolition man
Reply to  Joao Martins
November 17, 2022 5:18 pm

I think eco-fascist has a nicer ring to it.
We need to stop comparing Green wackos to Nazis, though; and start placing them alongside their ideological brethren like Mao and Stalin! The Nazis were silly little pikers compared to the real leaders of mass murder and destruction, but the Climate Apocalyptics seem intent on setting new, all-time highs!

November 17, 2022 1:56 pm

Where, exactly, are these southern nations with mass deaths? Here’s a link to the top 20 countries with declining population. Note that exactly NONE of them are in the southern hemisphere.


November 17, 2022 2:05 pm

With all due respect, “Net Zero” will be the next Holocaust. 🙁

November 17, 2022 2:08 pm

Old Roger is just a bit off the beam.

November 17, 2022 2:38 pm

Yikes, another special kool-aid tub mixer on the loose.

Gilbert K. Arnold
November 17, 2022 3:35 pm

I would suggest that a lethal level of CO2 for Mr Roger Hallam would be <150 ppm in his immediate vicinity.

Pat from Kerbob
November 17, 2022 3:49 pm

So, does he specifically recruit the mentally ill?
How does he do it?
They are all clearly damaged, and I know the media is doing their best to produce more every day with the incessant message of doom.

Need someone whose child has committed suicide over this to file a suit on the media? Somehow have to drag these people into court.

Has to be a way?

Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
November 17, 2022 9:07 pm

There are so many people who live in guilded cages and who have never had to face real challenges in their life….they find a half baked philosophical agenda they can get behind so that they can feel good about themselves….they will work to achieve those feel-good goals with no calculation of what is likely to go wrong. Unfortunately social media has allowed them all to find each other, organize huge groups at the drop of the word “crisis” and spam politicians with emails.

Robert B
November 17, 2022 4:05 pm

“Just another f—ery in human history”

If you look at history, events inspiring never-again slogans happened often. During the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution, thousands of women and children would be put on barges that were then sunk. Its has essentially been forgotten, although it’s still there in Wikipedia.

Climate change hysteria might be unprecedented. Humans in general are seen as parasites instead of racial, religious or political affiliations used to dehumanize some. I’m guessing, since many still get taxpayers to fly them to a bunker, that there will be a lucky few that survive the stupidity.

November 19, 2022 4:11 am

Esther McVey interviewed one of the protesters the other day who didn’t know who funds her vandalism

“Just Stop Oil states it is partially funded by the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF), founded by Aileen Getty, granddaughter of oil tycoon John Paul Getty. The Getty Family, collectively, has an estimated wealth of around £3.9B. Getty personally put a foundational sum of £900,000 into CEF. Paul Getty. Just he Getty Family, collectively, has an estimated wealth
of around £3.9B. Getty personally put a foundational sum of £900,000 into CEF.”
It seems that do gooding takes on a whole new meaning when you’ve got billions at your disposal.
Follow the money…then vote them out of power

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