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Author Topic: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children  (Read 2180 times)

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Offline VekseidTopic starter

And other general persecution of scientists in general.[/url]

There is no case, in all of history, in which persecuting a society's educators and researchers has led to the betterment of that society. Pol Pot, China's Great Leap Forward, the Nazi purges.

I find this to be horrific and appalling that this is even remotely socially acceptable.

Offline Praxx

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 07:29:28 AM »
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"One researcher told of receiving threats of sexual assault and violence against her children after her photograph appeared in a newspaper article promoting a community tree-planting day as a local action to mitigate climate change."

It worries me that people can get so unhinged in their opinions that they threaten CHILDREN.
Threats against adults are bad enough, but against children makes me shudder.

Sometimes I can't believe the world we live in.

Offline Xenophile

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 09:31:18 AM »
Seems like the use of threats and fear is a tool to ensure that decisions some people don't like won't be pursued.

Yep. Sounds like terrorism to me. Damn shame that scientists, of all groups of people, are threatened to not provoke and bring forth new ideas and suggestions.

Offline MasterMischief

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 01:23:14 PM »
When I read the title, I thought, "Yeah, right.  A little less hyperbole please."

OMFG!  WTF! + other expletives

Offline DarklingAlice

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 02:58:27 PM »
This sort of thing is not new, although it is a shame to hear that it has spread to yet another branch of science. My uni went through a vast revamping of security measures for the bio department after threats from both religious organizations and animal rights activists. It seems like any thug with a cause thinks that they have a right to try to use intimidation to get their way.

Fortunately, the worst that usually happens is that we put a few extra security measures in place and go about our research. It's a hassle, but I have never encountered anyone who has actually abandoned their field because of it. Which is good because success would only encourage these people.

Offline OldSchoolGamer

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 07:55:55 PM »
I don't believe in anthropogenic global warming being nearly the threat it's being made out to be.  But violence or threats of same have no place in science or any other discourse.  Period, full stop.

Here's hoping whoever issued these threats is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Offline Caela

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2011, 09:15:16 PM »
This is ridiculous! I may not agree with what someone thinks but I am not going to threaten violence against them, and certainly not against children. You seriously have to wonder sometimes just what the hell is wrong with people today.

Offline NotoriusBEN

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011, 04:16:50 AM »
so what is the other side of the debate?

is it really just a bunch of extremist thuggery against scientist trying to figure out the extent of global warming?

ie grimlocks and trogs hating on the enlightened?

Online TheGlyphstone

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2011, 05:32:19 PM »
so what is the other side of the debate?

is it really just a bunch of extremist thuggery against scientist trying to figure out the extent of global warming?

ie grimlocks and trogs hating on the enlightened?

+ vs. ?


(Gore was the first person I thought of for 'global warming advocate', since I can't name any prominent scientists.)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2011, 05:33:42 PM by TheGlyphstone »

Offline Alsheriam

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2011, 01:12:04 AM »
One of the myriad examples of why I'm constantly pointing out that America has to arrest and sort out the religious extremists and terrorists within its own borders before it's qualified to talk about combating terrorists from without its borders.

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Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2011, 02:51:42 AM »
Except that the article was from the Canberra Times about scientists in Queensland and New South Wales.

Offline Alsheriam

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 03:50:16 AM »
Except that the article was from the Canberra Times about scientists in Queensland and New South Wales.

Whoops, my bad. Then again, I've been to Australia and it has its fair share of white supremacists and science skeptics.

What is it with poor white people? :\

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Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 11:23:08 PM »
Whoops, my bad. Then again, I've been to Australia and it has its fair share of white supremacists and science skeptics.

What is it with poor white people? :\

You think it's fair to lump 'poor white people' together with white supremacists, and science skeptics?

<sarcasm>

Oh my bad, we're talking about Caucasians, so never mind. Doesn't really matter what you say about white people.

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That said, plenty of sane people both condemn this kind of hateful threat speech, as well as are skeptical of so-called Global Warming/Climate Change.

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Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 01:16:45 AM »
I think the difference between a skeptic and a denier is that the skeptic will say 'Prove it', and maintain their position until you do so.  The denier will say 'You can't prove it', and won't listen if you try.

Offline Revolverman

Re: Climate deniers threaten rape, murder, violence against children
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 01:34:54 AM »
I think the difference between a skeptic and a denier is that the skeptic will say 'Prove it', and maintain their position until you do so.  The denier will say 'You can't prove it', and won't listen if you try.

I can agree with that. I'm slighty skeptic, as in I think Co2 emotions are distracting us from real emitting problems like Sulfur or CFCs, since Co2 can be scrubbed from the air far easier then shit like lead or So2.