Skeptics are violent thugs who like to intimidate and threaten scientists who say things they don’t like to hear. At least, that’s the narrative that’s been coming from the warmist camp since certain ANU scientists were apparently in fear of their lives. Well, so much for that story.
CLAIMS that some of Australia’s leading climate change scientists were subjected to death threats as part of a vicious and unrelenting email campaign have been debunked by the Privacy Commissioner.
Timothy Pilgrim was called in to adjudicate on a Freedom of Information application in relation to Fairfax and ABC reports last June alleging that Australian National University climate change researchers were facing the ongoing campaign and had been moved to “more secure buildings” following explicit threats.
In a six-page ruling made last week, Mr Pilgrim found that 10 of 11 documents, all emails, “do not contain threats to kill” and the other “could be regarded as intimidating and at its highest perhaps alluding to a threat”.
Of course, if we look at it from the warmist perspective, perhaps this lie was justified in order to bring attention to the plight of climate science and climate scientists everywhere, who are under threat from those knuckle-dragging, redneck skeptics. Just like Peter Gleick was right in bringing attention to Heartland’s misinformation campaign, these ANU scientists did what they did for the greater good.
Hats off to Simon at ACM for bringing this deception to light.
(Via Andrew Bolt)