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Australian Climate Scientists Get Death Threats.

category international | public consultation / irish social forum | other press author Wednesday June 08, 2011 21:21author by Speranza Report this post to the editors

Climate scientists lives are at risk. Why? Because they have produced evidence which shows the erxtent of Global Warming and the damage done to the environment. The deniers don't like this and neither do the big mining and oil companies. They go crazy at the idea of paying a carbon tax. These companies have deep pockets and it wouldn't be surprising if they slipped a few dollars to the nuttier deniers to threaten scientists and perhaps go further.

Most deniers are harmless folk, they rarely leave their computers and wouldn't have the nerve to counter protest at an environmental demo. But there is always the mad few, looks as if they may be at work in Autralia.

A number of Australia's leading climate scientists have been moved into safer accommodation after receiving death threats, in a further escalation of the country's increasingly febrile carbon price debate. The revelation of the death threats follows a week of bitter exchanges between the government and the opposition in the wake of a pro-carbon price TV advert featuring actor Cate Blanchet. Being a denier of GLOBAL warming and supporting the destruction of the Environment is easy.

The Australia National University (ANU) in Canberra said that it has moved a number of its climate scientists to a secure facility after they received a large number of threatening emails and phone calls. Ian Young, ANU's vice-chancellor, told ABC national radio that the threats had worsened in recent weeks.

"Obviously climate research is an emotive issue at the present time," he said. "These are issues where we should have a logical public debate and it's completely intolerable that people be subjected to this sort of abuse and to threats like this. I think it is totally outrageous and the vast majority of Australians would think it is totally unacceptable for anybody in society to be subjected to this sort of behaviour.


Among those targeted is Prof Will Steffen, ANU's climate institute director. Steffen is the co-author of a high-profile Climate Commission report that was published two weeks ago. The report calls for urgent action to avoid sea level rises of a metre or more over the course of the next century.

Prof David Koroly, of the University of Melbourne's school of Earth science, told the ABC that he receives threats whenever he is interviewed by the media."It is clear that there is a campaign in terms of either organised or disorganised threats to discourage scientists from presenting the best available climate science on television or radio," he said.


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   nowt new under d sun     opus diablos    Thu Jun 09, 2011 16:25 
   Shades of Nazi-like group-hate? Hysterical AGW Zealot demands forcibly Tattooing 'Deniers'!     kill them all and let G*d sort them out?    Thu Jun 09, 2011 19:25 
   Threats     Speranza    Fri Jun 10, 2011 00:05 
   In Nigeria they got the state...     opus diablos    Fri Jun 10, 2011 13:09 
   I suspect there's lots of things you don't see     yeah but . . .    Sat Jun 11, 2011 03:13 
   Yeah But     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 13:31 
   Shell Mercenary     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 13:43 
   comparison of apples and oranges, as usual     know them by their comparisons    Sat Jun 11, 2011 13:50 
   Truth About Shell Mercenaries     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:07 
 10   Rossport is not about Global Warming     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:23 
 11   Wow - wild speculation by Speranza, without an sliver of evidence     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:34 
 12   Truth About Shell Mercenaries     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:34 
 13   "Wow - wild speculation by Speranza, without an sliver of evidence"     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:38 
 14   "Wow - wild speculation by Speranza, without an sliver of evidence"     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:38 
 15   Shell     Shell Out    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:51 
 16   hmmm     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 14:57 
 17   thanks for the confirmation     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 15:02 
 18   Shell     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 15:07 
 19   shell investing heavily in carbon markets     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 15:11 
 20   YOu appear to be totally confused     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 15:19 
 21   Truth About Shell     Speranza    Sat Jun 11, 2011 20:32 
 22   Bizzare 'Anti-Logic' from Speranza     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 22:24 
 23   no it ain't     yeah but    Sat Jun 11, 2011 22:33 
 24   When insomnia, do as the Somnanians do     opus diablos    Sun Jun 12, 2011 05:36 
 25   saying it won't make it so, number 1     me    Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:57 
 26   me(ndacity)     opus diablos    Mon Jun 13, 2011 14:57 


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