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Greens: Victims or Vagabonds?

Climate alarmist Clive Hamilton suggests that ‘deniers’ send email death threats to climate scientists who appear in the Climate Depot spotlight.

The death threats received by Australian climate scientists such as Will Steffen, Andy Pitman and David Karoly haven’t come out of the blue. They are an extension of the vicious attacks on climate science and climate scientists that can be found in the mainstream media, mostly news outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch.

The virulence of the recent attacks on Cate Blanchett, who did no more than publicly back a carbon tax, is precisely the kind of rhetoric that encourages threats of violence from climate deniers. No matter how much journalists and commentators protest that they do not support threats and violence, if what they write repeatedly incites those kinds of attack then they have to take responsibility.

First, let’s be clear about one thing.  Death threats are stupid.  Not only are they illegal, they enable warmists to play the victim card.  So whoever is out there making threats, get some adult supervision for your internet time, or take an extra pill.  If you want to make a point about how daft global warming is, mockery is more effective.

Let’s suggest for a moment we could agree with Clive that people should take responsibility for their words.  Will Clive Hamilton, Ethics Professor, demonstrate leadership and condemn those who issue death threats and calls to violence against the persons or careers of those who dare to disagree:

Richard Glover, who demanded deniers be tattooed:

Surely it’s time for climate-change deniers to have their opinions forcibly tattooed on their bodies. Not necessarily on the forehead; I’m a reasonable man. Just something along their arm or across their chest

Heidi Cullen, The Weather Channel:

“If a meteorologist can’t speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn’t give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn’t agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns

Talking Points Memo: (TPM pulled the column, but Morano has it at the link)

At what point do we jail or execute global warming deniers.

The late Stephen Schneider:

A Stanford Professor has used United Nation security officers to silence a journalist asking him “inconvenient questions” during a press briefing at the climate change conference in Copenhagen. Professor Stephen Schneider’s assistant requested armed UN security officers who held film maker Phelim McAleer, ordered him to stop filming and prevented further questioning after the press conference where the Stanford academic was launching a book.

CBS’s Scott Pelley and the denier slur:

In January 2007, Pelley was asked why he refused to include global warming skeptics in his reporting. He responded, “If I do an interview with [Holocaust survivor] Elie Wiesel, am I required as a journalist to find a Holocaust denier?”

Greenpeace:

If you’re one of those who have spent their lives undermining progressive climate legislation, bankrolling junk science, fueling spurious debates around false solutions, and cattle-prodding democratically-elected governments into submission, then hear this: We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. And we be many, but you be few.

David Suzuki, fruit fly geneticist and totalitarian:

Dr. Suzuki said: “we can no longer tolerate what’s going on in Ottawa and Edmonton” and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard. What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there’s a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they’re doing is a criminal act

NASA’s James Hansen:

James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

Anonymous death threats made against Tim Ball:

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.

There’s more, a lot more.  There’s a trend for radical greens to publicly threaten their opponents, to wish the power of state upon them, or to execute them for their beliefs.  Clive Hamilton would have you believe only climate scientists are threatened, but the inconvenient truth is that much of the violent rhetoric comes from his own camp.

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