Clive Hamilton describes the hate mail campaign against climate scientists:
Australia’s most distinguished climate scientists have become the target of a new form of cyber-bullying aimed at driving them out of the public debate.
In recent months, each time they enter the public debate through a newspaper article or radio interview these scientists are immediately subjected to a torrent of aggressive, abusive and, at times, threatening emails. Apart from the volume and viciousness of the emails, the campaign has two features – it is mostly anonymous and it appears to be orchestrated.
I’m not a climate scientist nor distinguished, so I don’t get very much of this stuff. And if you use a fake name to abuse me and I figure out your real name, I can post the hate mail under the real name of the sender for everyone to see, like this abusive rant from Joe Cambria.