By Chris Horner on 7.17.11 @ 10:05AM
The recent meme being propagated by global warming alarmists is that they are under siege by skeptics, physically at risk for their selfless service to science, and to the world. So far as I can tell, the very serious claim as advertised either speaks more about those making facially misleading assertions, or otherwise remains not fully baked. That is, the specific bandied about is some Larouchie outburst in Australia about “the British Empire”, or something, according to the source… though the recipient gravely intones that, to our surprise, the US is the epicenter of threats to climate scientists. That darn media, covering for climate skeptics!
As with AAAS’s panic over our FOIAs — who wouldn’t see them as akin to death threats? I mean, other than those who don’t confuse death-by-transparency of a movement with the real thing — this is clearly prompted out of desperation over our transparency campaign (see, e.g., the successful effort to compel production of University of Virginia‘s “Hockey Stick” and other Michael Mann records here, and seeking the ethics file — if it exists — governing James Hansen’s lucrative extracurriculars here).
In execution, this is also rather pathetic. (American Spectator)