I reported last month that Australian climate scientists have been facing death threats and cyberbullying. Sadly, the video makes clear that this now extends to visiting scientists.
Climate change has hit Australia harder than almost anywhere else, first with the decade long Big Dry and then the once-in-500-year deluges of the past year. Hell and High Water.
But many climate science deniers are so entrenched in their anti-government, anti-scientist ideology that they are simply impervious to reality. So they actually threaten the scientists who are trying to warn everybody about the looming catastrophe (see “UK Guardian slams Morano for cyber-bullying and for urging violence against climate scientists“).
The Australian reports on the latest incident:
ANGER against scientists involved in the climate debate is reaching dangerous levels and it’s only a matter of time before one is murdered, says leading German physicist Hans Schellnhuber. Professor Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change member, said he was amazed by the intensity of the political uproar in Australia over a relatively soft carbon-pricing policy.
While he was opening a recent climate conference in Melbourne, a man in the front row waved a noose at him. “I was confronted with a death threat when I gave my public lecture,” Professor Schellnhuber said.
“Somebody got to his feet and showed me a rope with a noose.
“He showed me this hangman’s rope and he said: ‘Mr Schellnhuber, welcome to Australia’.”
The full video by the LaRouchite denier bragging about his actions can be found here.
H/t Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid)
For some background on cyber bullying of climate scientists, see my earlier pieces:
- The rise of anti-science cyber bullying
- Even now, ClimateDepot’s Marc Morano reiterates his call for a “hostile reaction” to climate scientists
- Climate Crock video on Flogging the Scientists