Well, better put Bill Clinton and Sister Soljah and Naomi Klein and the Sierra Club. Tossing a body out the Overton Window in order to strengthen you argument is an old sport. Somebunnies even encourage those they disagree with, that unless they disown, let Eli speculate, Al Gore, Joe Romm, Michael Mann, Eli Rabett, they are not part of the World of Reality, as in, if you want us to take you seriously you have to do X or Y or Z.
That is, of course, what Naomi Klein is doing with the Sierra Club, EDF and others. Klein's real focus is forcing a radical change in the organization of society, climate issues are a club to be used in the battle for a socialist economic system, to force the change, and the lace shoe environmental groups are her Sister Soljah stand-ins to rally the troops.
Joe Romm, recognizes the need for allies, believes that climate issues can be resolved within the current society, and has no desire to suffer through a Cultural Revolution. Joe is not Pol Pot, Naomi would enjoy the chance to audition.