May 7, 2012

Hate campaign against climate scientists went beyond emails

When you say that you have evidence to "debunk" something, then it is a good idea to make sure that the evidence you’ve got is actually up to the "debunking", writes Graham Readfearn, a freelance journalist.

When you say that you have evidence to “debunk” something, then it is a good idea to make sure that the evidence you’ve got is actually up to the “debunking”.

Last week, The Australian reported that claims of climate scientists at the Australian National University receiving death threats as part of an ongoing email hate campaign had been “debunked”.

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6 thoughts on “Hate campaign against climate scientists went beyond emails

  1. andrew white

    The dumbing down of the masses on several key issues using a very
    compliant or more specifically, a controlled media, is proving so effective
    that even direct interaction and armed with a pocket of truths, logical
    argument and sometimes fairly heated discussion are now failing.
    Even the steering away to a safe place where influence is nullified
    temporarily (the local pub) is also proving pointless.

    Is there something in the water supply here in W.A?
    One well educated new Australian citizen who has lived here six
    years believes global warming is cyclic and is not a result of man.
    An opinion that was reinforced by a panel of scientists who were all
    climate sceptics on some commercial TV network program.

    The Carbon Tax is just another revenue raising exercise by the
    Federal Government according to him, which will have a
    dramatic impact on local pricing.
    No mention or knowledge of an increase of the tax free threshold
    to $18,500 or the compensation payments to low income earners
    for a nominal increase in energy prices because of the carbon tax.

    What has society become, when real science and reputable scientists are
    under threat by persons who don’t unfortunately realize that they
    themselves are merely puppets with no worth, playing a very minor
    part in one of many games of the ultra-rich. Those that can bring about
    a change of Government, can bankrupt any economy, start wars etc. all
    because of greed (is 200 trillion dollars enough, apparently not) and then
    there is power and influence.

  2. AR

    Perhaps the character brandishing a noose at climate scientists, a visiting German specialist if I recall correctly, in a Canberra forum last year was only waving an email of a noose?

  3. Sancho

    A movement purposely enlists people who sincerely believe they’re victims of a socialist atheist conspiracy to turn the west into an Islamic caliphate for the glory of Satan, and then the participants appear surprised at scenes like this:


  4. nephron

    If Australia were to close every power station and take every vehicle off the roads would you be ablke to measure the resultant fall in global temperature?

  5. dropBear

    maybe the anger is the 2/5 stages of grief?
    Does that mean we’ll see a lot of bargaining next?
    Hmm. There’s gotta be some money in that.
    A whole country full of bogans with the sudden, inexplicable and irresistible urge to bargain.
    Gotta run …

  6. Moran Ed

    God! What a load of made-up b/s!

    Now that it is obvious that the whole story has “FAIL” written all over it do we get a retraction from the reporters and an apology from the editor?


    What a surprise.

    Are these people liars or just incompetent?

    Ed Moran.

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