I don’t like the information you present, so therefore you should die.
That’s what scientists are facing. No, that’s not a literal quote, but I’m summing it up. Such is the stupidity regarding the discussions over climate change in Australia that scientists are now getting death threats. Why? Because they say that climate change is happening, and some morons think the solution, given they disagree, is to threaten them with death.
How quaint. It’s so 1400’s.
With the latest about this covered in “Scientists hit back amid fresh death threats – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)” (20 June 2011), we are told:
In an unprecedented move in Canberra today, more than 200 scientists will converge on Parliament House to call on politicians to help stop misinformation in the climate debate.
Earlier this month, a number of the country’s top climate change scientists, including several at the Australian National University (ANU), were targeted by death threats and reported receiving abusive phone calls for months.
ANU was forced to move its scientists to a more secure location and introduced other security measures.
With death threats still being received by climate scientists as of yesterday, this ongoing level of retardation amongst climate change deniers is quite serious. It’s gone beyond the heads in the sand approach where they ask mother nature to well and truly fuck them (and us) over, and is into the whackjob approach to politics we frankly should not see in this country. Or any country, for that matter.
It’s time that people realised there is no place in society for disagreements to be solved with violence, or threats thereof.