Another day, another death threat

Lanai Vasek in The Australian reports:

In the latest incident, Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies executive director Anna-Maria Arabia received an email today saying she would be “strung-up by the neck” and killed for her promotion of mainstream climate science.

The threat was emailed to her this morning before a “Respect the Science” campaign at Parliament House in Canberra today.

Shortly after before [see correction] she got the death threat, Arabia was attacked by Andrew Bolt:


At its annual gathering in Canberra today, the Federation of Australian Science and Technological Societies will tell politicians that the campaign being run against scientific evidence of man-made climate change ”is undermining the national building work of all scientists”…

The valuable and credible work of all scientists is under attack as a result of a noisy misinformation campaign by climate denialists….” the federation’s chief executive officer, Anna-Maria Arabia, said.

So who is this Arabia, so concerned about sceptics undermining the “national building work” and so eager to smear them as “climate denialists”, of all things? …

And what’s her scientific expertise, that she can denounce sceptical scientists as a threat to all scientists everywhere?

Previous to her work in politics, she was an assistant director in the Department for Health and Ageing; a research officer in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne; and a Project co-ordinator at the Embassy of Italy. Her academic background is in science, with a focus in pharmacology and neuroscience and was a doctoral candidate at Melbourne and Baker MRI.

Seems a bit thin.

Bolt goes on to compare Arabia’s scientific record with Richard Lindzen’s. But that’s not the appropriate comparison. If we want to compare her scientific expertise with that of someone commenting on climate change, the obvious comparison is with Andrew Bolt. And what’s Andrew Bolt’s expertise in science?

When Bolt returned he started his Arts degree at Adelaide University, taking subjects in philosophy, German, music, and politics. … Bolt didn’t persist with his tertiary studies. At the end of his first year he received a cadetship offer from The Age newspaper in Melbourne, almost 12 months after he had first applied.

That’s right — he dropped out after a year of Arts and has no expertise in science whatsoever.

As for Lindzen, if you compare him with other climate scientists, he ranks 136 on this list.

Comments

  1. #1 Billy Bob Hall
    June 23, 2011

    How about another ‘open thread’ Tim ?
    I have some things to comment on for the benefit of your all-knowing ‘blaggers’.
    Or has the cat got my tongue again ?

  2. #2 bill
    June 23, 2011

    I see the two Galls are still cluttering the place up – Moronix, and his lumbering offsider Obelix (the one who fell into the poo-tion when he was a baby)

  3. #3 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    I’d like to bring to people’s attention mike’s phrasing of his question to frank:

    > Would you turn in a pedophile pal? (Y/N)

    Note: PAL. Could it be that mike knows one of these scumbags and is friends with them, rather than just sharing a mutual hatred of climate science?

  4. Shorter GSW, edition #52452478568282:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ice age! Ice age! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Ooh, look, I’m so mature, you’re so immature!
    7. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    8. I refuse to take a strong stand against death and rape threats against climate folks, and I refuse to find ways to stop such threats! Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    9. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    10. Oi, moderator! Please stop these people from saying I support child rape! I feel so offended!
    11. Your summary of my points makes no sense!
    12. Boo-hoo! Why can’t we respect one another and have a proper discussion? I’m asking an honest question! Honestly!
    13. Ooh, look, I can hurl abuse too!
    14. Not only that, I can get one of my pals to call himself “Jesus H. Christ, Almighty” and hurl abuse!
    15. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    16. Go to 1.

    – frank

    * * *

    Gaz:

    Indeed, GSW continues to show how ‘shocked’ he is at the death threats and rape threats made against climate folks and their children, but only as long as the threats don’t exist.

    Unfortunately, in the face of such scurrility, the victims’ response has continued to be totally tepid…

    – frank

  5. #5 GSW
    June 23, 2011

    @100

    Still peddling Kiddie abuse, wow?

  6. Shorter GSW, edition #52452478568283:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ice age! Ice age! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Ooh, look, I’m so mature, you’re so immature!
    7. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    8. I refuse to take a strong stand against death and rape threats against climate folks, and I refuse to find ways to stop such threats! Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    9. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    10. Oi, moderator! Please stop these people from saying I support child rape! I feel so offended!
    11. Your summary of my points makes no sense!
    12. Boo-hoo! Why can’t we respect one another and have a proper discussion? I’m asking an honest question! Honestly!
    13. Ooh, look, I can hurl abuse too!
    14. Not only that, I can get one of my pals to call himself “Jesus H. Christ, Almighty” and hurl abuse!
    15. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    16. Go to 1.

    – frank

  7. #7 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    Ah, you see what the twonk now does, everyone?

    “I know you are, what am I?”

    How old were you when you stopped using that one, everyone?

    You’re the one protecting the paedophile slime, GSW. You could even be one of them. Mike likes you and he’s already let loose that he’s a pal with paedos.

  8. #8 GSW
    June 23, 2011

    @wow

    The fact you use child abuse as a cheap form currency on a blog, says enough wow. Have you no shame.

  9. Shorter GSW, edition #52452478568284:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ice age! Ice age! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Ooh, look, I’m so mature, you’re so immature!
    7. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    8. I refuse to take a strong stand against death and rape threats against climate folks, and I refuse to find ways to stop such threats! Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    9. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    10. Oi, moderator! Please stop these people from saying I support child rape! I feel so offended!
    11. Your summary of my points makes no sense!
    12. Boo-hoo! Why can’t we respect one another and have a proper discussion? I’m asking an honest question! Honestly!
    13. Ooh, look, I can hurl abuse too!
    14. Not only that, I can get one of my pals to call himself “Jesus H. Christ, Almighty” and hurl abuse!
    15. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    16. Argh, how dare you use my non-condemnation of child rape as a rhetorical stick to whack me with!
    17. Go to 1.

    – frank

  10. #10 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    The fact that you aide and defend paedos shows you have no shame.

    That you are continuing on here without unqualified umbrage against these sick bastards for so long you show you have no intelligence.

    You are a sick, twisted individual and it is now far too late to come up with a lame retraction of your current endemic defense of paedophiles who have stated their wish to rape and kill children.

  11. #11 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    > Argh, how dare you use my non-condemnation of child rape

    Worse, he’s genuinely enabling these actions by deflecting investigation and building up a fake case to quash investigation or proper justice being carried out on the perpetrators.

    He’s no better than the scum who say of a raped woman “She was dressed in a short skirt: she was asking for it”.

  12. #12 GSW
    June 23, 2011

    @wow,

    Reality check, Again!. Nobody has defended paedos. You seem hellbent on turning it into some sort of cheap joke to score points.

    Does it make you feel good or something? There are some sick people in the world, wow, hard to believe you are not one of them.

  13. GSW:

    Oh yeah right, you weren’t defending threats of child rape, you were criticizing those threats but only on the condition that the threats didn’t exist.

    * * *

    Shorter GSW, edition #52452478568285:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ice age! Ice age! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! I’m adult! You’re kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Kids! Ooh, look, I’m so mature, you’re so immature!
    7. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    8. I refuse to take a strong stand against death and rape threats against climate folks, and I refuse to find ways to stop such threats! Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    9. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    10. Oi, moderator! Please stop these people from saying I support child rape! I feel so offended!
    11. Your summary of my points makes no sense!
    12. Boo-hoo! Why can’t we respect one another and have a proper discussion? I’m asking an honest question! Honestly!
    13. Ooh, look, I can hurl abuse too!
    14. Not only that, I can get one of my pals to call himself “Jesus H. Christ, Almighty” and hurl abuse!
    15. Rape threats? What rape threats?
    16. Argh, how dare you use my non-condemnation of child rape as a rhetorical stick to whack me with!
    17. Well, technically I’m not actually defending child rape…
    18. Go to 1.

    – frank

  14. #14 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    Who’s willing to bet that GSW hasn’t sent off emails like this himself?

    Anyone?

    > Nobody has defended paedos.

    Yes you have, in just the way that “She was asking for it” defends rapists. Such ignorant louts as them and yourself want to make out that the crime isn’t really one and maybe we shouldn’t check. They’re all willing to *say* they’re against rape. But when a case comes up on it, they’re all “Well, they’re making it up to get sympathy” or “Just trying to ruin a good man’s name”.

    Sick individual.

  15. #15 GSW
    June 23, 2011

    @wow

    You make allegations about others based on the sick things that only exist in your head.

    You demonstrate in reality (the evidence is there for every one to see) in every post your disturbed and worrying pleasure in pushing this stuff.

    Take a break! try and find something else to do with your other hand for while.

  16. #16 Wow
    June 23, 2011

    NWOR.

  17. #17 GSW
    June 23, 2011

    climax?

  18. Shorter shorter GSW, edition #52452478568286:

    1. Where’s the evidence that climate folks are getting death and rape threats?
    2. If it’s true, it’ll be shocking! But where’s the evidence?
    3. Yeah, I know the Daily Telegraph published a counterfactual story downplaying the threats. Therefore it’s very possible the threats are false!
    4. Yeah, the threats seem to be real! But I refuse to be shocked by them, unless you’re also shocked by climate scientist Ben Santer saying something in private to another climate guy!
    5. Threats? What threats? What are you talking about? We’re talking about ice ages here man!
    6. Ooh, I can hurl insults! Look, I’m such a mature adult, unlike you immature kids!
    7. Anyone who wants me to take a strong stand against such threats is obviously himself a closet supporter of child rapists!
    8. I’m so offended by the suggestion that I support child rape! Can’t you clearly see my strong opposition to threats of child rape?
    9. Repeat one of the above ‘arguments’ at random.
    10. Go to 9.

    – frank

  19. #19 spottedquoll
    June 24, 2011

    New South Wales MLC and Liberal party loony Peter Phelpd is another [worthy of checking out](http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20110620047),

    “The poor petals—abusive emails! As I understand it, the scientists have tonight left their steel and concrete bunkers to emerge through the death threats and abusive emails to tell politicians that the campaign being run against scientific evidence of man-made climate change “is undermining the nation-building work of all scientists”. etc

    Recently elected, he’s one to keep an eye on.

  20. #20 rhwombat
    June 24, 2011

    Quoll: He always was a nasty piece of work. Reelection seems remote, so he’s going for it.

  21. #21 spottedquoll
    June 24, 2011

    But it’s 8 years till he’s up for re-election, I’m sure there’ll be some more lunacy between now and then, his rantings about dragons seem a good foretaste.