Scientists Receive Death Threats For Challenging Gloibal Warming

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Those scientists who are constantly whining that the White House censors their reports should be grateful they're not on the other side of the debate.


    Scientists threatened for 'climate denial'
    By Tom Harper, Sunday Telegraph
    Last Updated: 12:24am GMT 11/03/2007

    Scientists who questioned mankind's impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.

    They say the debate on global warming has been "hijacked" by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.

    Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change.

    One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.

    "Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened," said the professor.

    "I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal."

    Last week, Professor Ball appeared in The Great Global Warming Swindle, a Channel 4 documentary in which several scientists claimed the theory of man-made global warming had become a "religion", forcing alternative explanations to be ignored.

    Richard Lindzen, the professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - who also appeared on the documentary - recently claimed: "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges.

    "Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science."

    Dr Myles Allen, from Oxford University, agreed. He said: "The Green movement has hijacked the issue of climate change. It is ludicrous to suggest the only way to deal with the problem is to start micro managing everyone, which is what environmentalists seem to want to do."

    Nigel Calder, a former editor of New Scientist, said: "Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system."
  2. If they are getting death threats, call the FBI and other law enforcement equivalents in their own countries.

    Email should be easy to eventually track down.

    I seriously doubt even Al Gore would support death threats to scientists...

    There are obviously extremists on both sides of a controversial issue...
  3. No, gore would probably draw the line at death threats, although I doubt he would condemn those who made them. He would be prepared to destroy the careers of any scientists who didn't go along however.
  4. achilles28


    Hi AAA,

    Why do you suppose the above is true?
  5. Opposition To Global Warming
    Severely Suppressed

    Silenced Global Warming Critics Expose Gore's Hoax

    By Lawrence Hecht
    Executive Intelligence Review

    Sources: Daily Mail, Canada Post and Others 3-5-7

    The Gore climate machine loves to claim that there is no scientific opposition to their human-caused global warming fraud. It's a lie. The real truth is that anyone who criticizes it is either misrepresented or silenced. Some examples:

    ** Prof. Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute in Paris said the list of scientists endorsing the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was a "sham," because it included the names of panel scientists who disagreed with its exaggerated climate predictions. Reiter, an expert in malaria, told the London Daily Mail that he only got his name removed after he threatened a lawsuit. "That is how they make it seem that all the top scientists are agreed," Prof. Reiter said. In a report in the Jan.-Feb. 2000 issue of {Emerging Infectious Diseases}, Reiter showed that the claim that the increase in malaria was due to climate change was absurd. Dr. Reiter contributed a Viewpoint to {21st Century Science}, Winter 2003.

    ** Senior French physicist and pioneer of isotope studies Claude Allegre came out against global warming last September, after having been one of its most outspoken proponents for over 15 years. His case is featured today in Canada's National Post, in an ongoing series called "The Deniers." Fifteen years ago, Dr. Allegre, had been among the 1,500 scientists who signed a highly publicized letter stressing that global warming's "potential risks are very great." But last September, in an article in {l'Express} ("The Snows of Kilimanjaro"), Allegre said that the retreat of the Kilimanjaro glacier had nothing to do with human-produced carbon dioxide, and also pointed to growth in the Antarctic glacier. There is no basis for saying, as most do, that the "science is settled," he said. A member of the U.S. and French Academies of Science, Allegre is a pioneer in the field of isotope geodynamics, a method of dating past events like the formation of the atmosphere, by isotope signatures. He participated in the Apollo lunar program, where he helped determine the age of the Moon. Allegre is also a leading figure in the Socialist Party and served as Education Minister.

    ** Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor is under threat of losing his job for arguing that most climate change is the result of natural variations, not human-produced carbon dioxide. Despite threats from the Governor and a pending bill in the legislatures to have him removed, sponsored by Democratic State Sen. Brad Avakian, Taylor has held firm. "If the facts change, I'll change my mind. So far, I haven't," Taylor told a climate change conference at Oregon State University. Taylor has held the title of "state climatologist" since 1991, when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU.

    ** Chris Landsea, one of the world's foremost experts on hurricanes, resigned from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in January 2005, in protest over their bias. He wrote an open letter shortly before the issuance of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report. Dr Kevin Trenberth, the lead author of a part of the IPCC report had participated in a press conference claiming the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season was caused by greenhouse gases. Wrote Landsea: "To my knowledge none of the participants in that press conference had performed any research on hurricane variability, nor were they reporting on any new work in the field. All previous and current research in the area of hurricane variability has shown no reliable, long-term trend up in the frequency or intensity of tropical cyclones, either in the Atlantic or any other basin."
  6. Do you have any evidence to support such a claim?

  7. That is standard procedure for the left. Don't believe it, try asserting conservative theories as an aspiring assistant professor and see if you get tenure.

    Gore never had a problem with the Clinton administrations' heavy-handed personnel actions. Remember the en masse firing of the White House Travel office to make way for Clinton cronies? Or the FBI files scandal where the White House improperly scavaged secret FBI files of republican officials? Or the mass firing of every US Attorney when they took over?
  8. Asking for evidence of claims is a standard procedure of the left?

    Last time I checked, Gore didn't run the Clinton Administration, he didn't have Cheney's role...

    So, if you have evidence to support your previous claims, bring it on...

  9. No, trying to destroy the careers of those who oppose you politically. Perhaps you haven't heard of the "political correctness" movement? It turns out if you use the word " faggot" you have to go to rehab.
  10. No one has or had to go to rehab.

    The guy made an apology, everything was fine.

    Then he opened up his big yap at some awards banquet and he essentially demonstrated that he has Mann Coulter because he is in a business that makes decision based on a variety of factors, he decided to try to rehab his image. You gonna tell me that politicians don't try to rehab their image?

    Speaking of your hatred of political correctness, why use the word faggot in quotations?

    Why not just say what you really think about homosexuals?

    After all this is ET, right?

    PC doesn't seem to be a factor here...

    #10     Mar 12, 2007