This is appalling.
Climate Science Denier Brandishes Noose to Scientist
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 02:25 PM PDT
I reported last month that Australian climate scientists have been facing
death threats and cyberbullying. Sadly, the video makes clear that this now
extends to visiting scientists. (This is the link:
Climate change has hit Australia harder than almost anywhere else, first
with the decade long Big Dry and then the once-in-500-year deluges of the
past year. Hell and High Water.
But many climate science deniers are so entrenched in their anti-government,
anti-scientist ideology that they are simply impervious to reality. So they
actually threaten the scientists who are trying to warn everybody about the
looming catastrophe (see "UK Guardian slams Morano for cyber-bullying and
for urging violence against climate scientists").
The Australian reports on the latest incident:
ANGER against scientists involved in the climate debate is reaching
dangerous levels and it's only a matter of time before one is murdered, says
leading German physicist Hans Schellnhuber. Professor Schellnhuber, the
director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and an
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member, said he was amazed by the
intensity of the political uproar in Australia over a relatively soft
While he was opening a recent climate conference in Melbourne, a man in the
front row waved a noose at him. "I was confronted with a death threat when I
gave my public lecture," Professor Schellnhuber said.
"Somebody got to his feet and showed me a rope with a noose.
"He showed me this hangman's rope and he said: 'Mr Schellnhuber, welcome to
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