Death threats for climate scientists – because THAT’S a convincing argument.

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.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Acacia Pepler
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 09:48:17


  2. moonmanmad
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 00:50:15

    “Apparently if we kill all the climate scientists, climate change will stop happening!”

    That’s not a logical conclusion, nor, I’m guessing, is it the aim of the people opposed to these scientists. More than likely, they’re opposed to these scientists because they simply don’t believe that climate change is “for realsies.” I don’t think it is, either, but I, like you, don’t see issuing death threats as an effective way of changing people’s minds/behavior.


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