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Scientists Receive Death Threats For Questioning Manís Role in Global Warming
NewsBusters.org ^ | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 03/11/2007 2:05:26 PM PDT by SandRat

Think those advancing anthropogenic global warming theories are serious about their views? Well, an article from Sunday’s Telegraph should scare every person around the world about the zealotry and danger surrounding this issue (emphasis mine throughout):

Scientists who questioned mankind's impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.

They say the debate on global warming has been "hijacked" by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.

Shocked? Astounded? That’s only the beginning:

Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affecting climate change.

One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.

Why is this happening in Ball’s view:

"Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened," said the professor.

"I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal."

Other well-known skeptics agreed with Ball:

Richard Lindzen, the professor of Atmospheric Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - who also appeared on the documentary - recently claimed: "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges."

"Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science."

Dr Myles Allen, from Oxford University, agreed. He said: "The Green movement has hijacked the issue of climate change. It is ludicrous to suggest the only way to deal with the problem is to start micro managing everyone, which is what environmentalists seem to want to do."

Nigel Calder, a former editor of New Scientist, said: "Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got funding under the present system."

It’s getting scary out there, folks.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: censorship; deaththreats; environmentalism; environutties; globalwarming; intolerance; kyotocide; politicallyincorrect; questioning; scientists
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1 posted on 03/11/2007 2:05:41 PM PDT by SandRat
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2 posted on 03/11/2007 2:06:58 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I wonder if there was a survey done, what percentage of people on the left believe in the "global Warming" hype?and vice versa.


3 posted on 03/11/2007 2:09:29 PM PDT by ventanax5
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To: SandRat

Is this any different from what happened when some questioned if DDT was truly the harmful and evil chemical that was claimed just a few decades back?

The fact of the matter is, the TRUTH gets in the way of the CONTROL that some would like to exercise over society and the world. Questioning power can be awfully dangerous...


4 posted on 03/11/2007 2:10:23 PM PDT by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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To: SandRat
There's a lot of money to be made with this scam. This is a religion and their Prophets want profits.
5 posted on 03/11/2007 2:10:39 PM PDT by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: SandRat

This new Religion has already become more fanatical than many in the Muslim persuasion.

just not as violent......yet


6 posted on 03/11/2007 2:11:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Why do I get the felling that Tom Clancey's fictional book "Rainbow-Six" is beginning to play out before our very eyes in real life.


7 posted on 03/11/2007 2:15:03 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

There is big $$$ to be made in carbon indulgences and reducing the carbon footprints of the rich. I wonder where the Mafia stands on this issue.


8 posted on 03/11/2007 2:15:35 PM PDT by Fitzcarraldo (If the Moon didn't exist, people would have traveled to Mars by now.)
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To: SandRat
I keep getting emails from DUmmies I know asking how I will feel when my grandchildren are up to their necks in water because of the melting of the world's ice. Try to show them facts and they just come back with more "I feel....". Never let it be said that facts get in their way.
9 posted on 03/11/2007 2:16:40 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: SandRat

?


10 posted on 03/11/2007 2:17:36 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: ventanax5

There is no need for this anymore than questioning whether the sun will rise in the east. GW is orthodox doctrine in the religion of the left,


11 posted on 03/11/2007 2:17:39 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Yippee! My farmers' market finally got a cheese vendor!)
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To: SandRat
"Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened," said the professor.

This is the sentence that took my eye. There should be no threat for these freeloaders sucking off government money. It is their obligation to retrain for a new job. We are expected to do it--even some after years in a particular field. Global Economy.

12 posted on 03/11/2007 2:22:47 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: engrpat

Just ask them if their glass overflows when the ice in their drink melts.


13 posted on 03/11/2007 2:24:27 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: SandRat
Scary, yes, but are we really surprised by this? The Left are nothing but a bunch of thugs, regardless of the issues put forth. And I have no doubt that slimeballs like Gore, Maurice Strong and his UN lackies have a financial stake in the carbon offset scam. Think of the lowest low and the lefties are likely to sink to it.
14 posted on 03/11/2007 2:25:17 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Moderates cannot be allowed to control the GOP - 11/7/06 is the proof.)
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To: engrpat
All three of my children learned early on that the first time you hear the words "I Feel" in a discussion the individual that uttered them has the weakest argument. Attack with facts. Keep on pressing home the attack with facts using statements to start it like "The facts in this matter state unlike your emotions that,..." Do it nicely in a normal tone of voice and those around you will see the "I Feel" voice get shrill, full of even more emotion, resort to vulgarity, and slander. Told them to smile broadly and continue to press home the attack with renewed vigor. Funny how the rest of the crowd suddenly realizes the "I Feel" is an idiot and walks away from their former "I Feel" friend or acquaintance.
15 posted on 03/11/2007 2:28:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

It's the Old Catholic Church all over again...but the former victims are now the victimizers. You would have thought they would have learned.

Enviromentalism and Global Warming: The New Religion-Believe or Die. (darn, that sounds familiar)


16 posted on 03/11/2007 2:30:58 PM PDT by madison10
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To: TheBattman

"Is this any different from what happened when some questioned if DDT was truly the harmful and evil chemical that was claimed just a few decades back?"

J. Gordon Edwards used to eat DDT to prove it's harmlessness. He did it for years before finally dying of a heart attack at the age of 84, while mountain climbing.

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45063


17 posted on 03/11/2007 2:37:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Radical Environmentalism is the Communist Party of America in disguise......becoming almost indistinguishable from the Democrat Party...

Deceit and disguise are still necessary because there are 10s of millions of armed households in America.....and they haven't yet destroyed the Republic enough to blatantly seize control...so they are content for now with handcuffing or fighting the expansion of our economy, technology or energy self sufficiency...
Look at ALL their "goals" in this light, and you will see the direct match up....

It is no surprise that Algore as risen to the top of the turd bowel of "man caused global warming"..believers.

Gore's father and the Gore family wealth came largely from the Gore family association with Armand Hammer - the COMMUNIST.
Gore senior was very helpful to Hammer while the Senior Gore was Senator -- and after his tour of the Senate went on Armand Hammers payroll for $500,000 per year..

Algore the shyster, moron, liar, self serving and intellectual midget - is following in daddy's footsteps..

Check it out:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=GGGL%2CGGGL%3A2006-42%2CGGGL%3Aen&q=Senator+Gore+and+Armand+Hammer&btnG=Search

Or go to Google and search for "Senator Gore and Armand Hammer"

Semper Fi
18 posted on 03/11/2007 2:42:51 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SandRat
One I do volunteer work with. This guy hates, in no particular order, Bush, Republicans, CEO's, CFO's, large companies, companies that want to be large, drug companies, oh it goes on and on. Last week he was going off about global warming and I pulled up on the computer a chart showing temp fluctuations for the last 1500 years or so...total silence. Hasn't brought it up since.
19 posted on 03/11/2007 2:58:23 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: SandRat

"Rainbow Six" was great! Have you read Michael Crichton's "State of Fear"? Similar premise, but more humorous in spots.


20 posted on 03/11/2007 3:02:05 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Graybeard58
J. Gordon Edwards used to eat DDT to prove it's harmlessness. He did it for years before finally dying of a heart attack at the age of 84, while mountain climbing.

Well then, see! He DID die, after all! /sarc

21 posted on 03/11/2007 3:03:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Haven't read that. When I discovered FR, and with all the reading that I have for Scouts my pleasure reading time has been next to zilch save for about 30 minutes in the morning waiting for the doors at work to open. Even then it's work, FR, or Scouts related. ---sigh-- someday


22 posted on 03/11/2007 3:07:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SuziQ
J. Gordon Edwards used to eat DDT to prove it's harmlessness. He did it for years before finally dying of a heart attack at the age of 84, while mountain climbing.

When I was a kid they use to announce the day before that the truck spraying DDT would be coming through town. As I recall at least a dozen boys on bicycles would follow behind the truck, and the plumes of spray coming out of the pipes.

23 posted on 03/11/2007 3:08:17 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear.. on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: SandRat; Killing Time; Beowulf; Mr. Peabody; RW_Whacko; honolulugal; gruffwolf; BlessedBeGod; ...

FReepmail me to get on or off


Click pn POGW graphic for full GW rundown

Ping me if you find one I've missed.


Mighty sad indeed.
24 posted on 03/11/2007 3:11:24 PM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: clinkclink

Bump for later


25 posted on 03/11/2007 3:13:39 PM PDT by clinkclink
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To: SandRat

26 posted on 03/11/2007 3:18:55 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SandRat
Death threats from liberals for questioning their religious dogma of human caused global warming appears to be the same as Islamist death threats for depicting muhammad negatively in cartoons. Both are fanatical religious beliefs, both are equally irrational.
27 posted on 03/11/2007 3:19:25 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: digger48
Bow before Gaea or be thrown to the lions infidel!/sarc
28 posted on 03/11/2007 3:19:35 PM PDT by Arnold Zephel
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To: SandRat
Why do I get the felling that Tom Clancey's fictional book "Rainbow-Six" is beginning to play out before our very eyes in real life.

This is a serious issue and you shouldn't make light of it. Man has done so much damage, it is starting to impact the entire solar system Mars is Melting (NASA). WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

29 posted on 03/11/2007 3:19:57 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: SandRat

They start on us next....BRING IT ON!!!


30 posted on 03/11/2007 3:22:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: Sergio
That's not the problem, it's the ice that sits on land. What happens when an ice cube on the kitchen counter melts?

However, the human impact IS a big hoax.

31 posted on 03/11/2007 3:22:35 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: engrpat
I keep getting emails from DUmmies I know asking how I will feel when my grandchildren are up to their necks in water because of the melting of the world's ice.

Send the DUmmies over the edge by responding that you told your grand kids to only rent apartments above the 5th floor! Liberals, having a poorly developed sense of humor and an overdeveloped sense of self-righteousness, will likely blow a fuse at this point. Lots of fun!

32 posted on 03/11/2007 3:23:04 PM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: SandRat

Read and get information for your friends and neighbors --

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0742551172/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1840468157/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1596985011/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0742549232/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1930865791/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0595297978/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0521010683/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1882577922/


There are a few for starters....

Regards,
Star Traveler


33 posted on 03/11/2007 3:26:58 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: SandRat
Scientists Receive Death Threats For Questioning Man’s Role
in Global Warming


No suprise.
I think it was George Orwell (someone who learned first hand about
groupthink) who said something like
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
34 posted on 03/11/2007 3:28:38 PM PDT by VOA
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To: SandRat
Scientists Receive Death Threats For Questioning Man’s Role
in Global Warming


No suprise.
I think it was George Orwell (someone who learned first hand about
groupthink) who said something like
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
35 posted on 03/11/2007 3:28:48 PM PDT by VOA
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To: SandRat
To say there is no global warming is heresy and against the doctrine of St. Algore. All heretics must be rooted out by the Holy Office of the Global Warming Inquisition and made to see the error of their ways.

If heretics are to be burned at the stake they must have purchased enough carbon credits to offset their carbon footprint.

36 posted on 03/11/2007 3:30:15 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: SandRat

Leftism can't survive without lies.


37 posted on 03/11/2007 3:32:05 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: SandRat

Also, people might check out this radio program --

Jan Markel, KKMS in Minnesota -- http://www.olivetreeviews.org/

The radio programs (for several years) are here at --

http://www.olivetreeviews.org/radio/mp3/


There is a program that she just did --

Christian scientist Dr. Michael Coffman analyzes the politics and "religion" of the environmental movement. Parts are rooted in pantheism. He categorically denies man-made global warming and gives easy-to-understand scientific reasons as to why the sky is not falling with regards to this issue. Global warming is natural and cyclical. In the 1970s people were concerned about a coming "ice age." Al Gore is partly responsible for the present-day hype.

This guy's web site is -- http://www.discerningtoday.org/

Regards,
Star Traveler


38 posted on 03/11/2007 3:34:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: SandRat
Very powerful people see a great way to establish a hydraulic empire. I figure you'd have to kill 'em to stop 'em.

". . .they mean to rule well - but they mean to rule." - Daniel Webster


39 posted on 03/11/2007 3:38:30 PM PDT by William Terrell (Individuals can exist without government but government can't exist without individuals.)
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To: SandRat

Lots of charts here --

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1796893/posts

Regards,
Star Traveler


40 posted on 03/11/2007 3:39:26 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: engrpat

You should have told them that, unlike their grandchildren, yours would be smart enough to start wading towards the new shoreline when the water reached their knees.


41 posted on 03/11/2007 3:44:53 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: Brian Mosely

Good link. Thanks.


42 posted on 03/11/2007 3:45:03 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: SandRat
Scientists who questioned mankind's impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.

The Brave New "Science" will be ruled by the mob.

43 posted on 03/11/2007 3:47:07 PM PDT by A. Pole (Gore:We are the most powerful force of nature.We are changing the relationship between Earth and Sun)
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To: SandRat

44 posted on 03/11/2007 3:51:22 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Veritas. Gravitas. Ohmygas.)
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To: SandRat

This is probably mainly true and only beginning. I was comparing the True Believers to the moslemist extremists a few days ago and it was disquieting for sure.


45 posted on 03/11/2007 3:55:17 PM PDT by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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To: engrpat
"This guy hates"

Thats it in a nutshell.

I have observed many liberals, leftists and commies and
they all one thing in common:
anger.

There all shaking their fist at God.

They all think they have been cheated out of their greatness,
money, power, and control over others.
46 posted on 03/11/2007 4:03:07 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Fitzcarraldo
There is big $$$ to be made in carbon indulgences and reducing the carbon footprints of the rich. I wonder where the Mafia stands on this issue.

The Mafia, if there is such a thing, has a superior moral basis than do these scammers.

47 posted on 03/11/2007 4:23:15 PM PDT by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: SandRat
Sunday Telegraph:

Telegraph, UK

48 posted on 03/11/2007 4:44:27 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: engrpat
Here's another one you can show your friend...


49 posted on 03/11/2007 4:45:37 PM PDT by Gritty (The affluent, First World, Kyoto crackheads, are repugnant. Plus, they're fools.-Lorrie Goldstein)
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To: SandRat
For "global warming", this has been an ongoing problem for almost two decades...

"We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
Stephen Schneider (leading advocate of the global warming theory)
(in interview for Discover magazine, Oct 1989)

All this is part of the guerrilla warfare that is going on between proponents and skeptics of global warming. Dennis Deming, a climate scientist at the University of Oklahoma, recently told the Senate about his experience in the field:

“In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.”

With the publication of the article in Science, I gained significant credibility in the community of scientists working on climate change. They thought I was one of them.... One of them let his guard down. A major person working in the area of climate change and global warming sent me an astonishing email that said: "We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.">-- Nir J Shaviv

50 posted on 03/11/2007 4:49:12 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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