Calls for Welby to go over his Nazi climate change comments

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A “twitter storm” has erupted over the Archbishop of Canterbury’s comments likening climate change skeptics to Nazis, with calls for him to step down being posted across social media.

Allison Pearson, a columnist with the Telegraph called upon the archbishop to step down.

Stephen Pollard, the editor of the Jewish Chronicle said he was incredulous for the archbishop to compare the deliberate murder of six million Jews with a contentious issue like climate change.

Other commentators called out the archbishop’s seeming inability to distinguish between moral issues, and his inability to think outside the received wisdom of the chattering classes. Actor and political activist Laurence Fox wrote:

The archbishop has apologized for his remarks, but it does not appear that his critics have been mollified as is now trending on twitter.