Denialists getting desperate, or is this just a Poe? Death threats are a pretty extremist way of trolling someone, which leads us to the depressing conclusion that this is for realsies.
“Australia’s leading climate change scientists are being targeted by a vicious, unrelenting email campaign that has resulted in police investigations of death threats.”
Read the original article from the Canberra Times here.
The only thing not specified is whether the attacks are specifically related to the scientists’ positions on climate change, but since that’s the common factor with this group of people, I guess that’s what we’re meant to assume.
It’s so intensely ludicrous that it would almost be funny, if people weren’t being threatened with death. There’s a freakish kind of desperation at work here. Apparently if we kill all the climate scientists, climate change will stop happening! Hurrah!!
If only it were that easy.
Oh wait, that’s not easy. That’s just freaking insane.