ANU’s Alleged Death Threats

There were claims of “death threats” received by ANU “climate scientists”. The Privacy Commissioner has released the offending emails.

Here are most of the alleged threats: (CAUTION: Contains portions of offensive language and poor grammar.)

  1. Mate , That report is the biggest load of rubbish I have ever seen.
  2. How do you people sleep at night, you and that old idiot ____. They pay you thousands to feed us ordinary hard working normal folk bullshit. You come from well to do families who have never earned or done an honest days work in your life. You overpaid over educated parasite. Get a real job and pay your dues you leech
  3. pass this on…to_____ boy… heard on leon delaney show today…what a fckn load of pseudo scaremongering turd…its what youd expect from someone sucking of the tit of the public sow.. coz if he had to make money in the private sector he’d be fcked.. You’ll be pleased to know willie boy all of us ‘stupid ignorant’ australians out there came on the radio after you went and panned the fck out of you and your idiotic toilet… “these deniers have no qualifications in climate science’-oh yeh? and flannerys a paleontologist-you dckhead… yuppie turds the lot of ya..why dont ya all fck off to yr beloved europe where their economies are fckd because of stupid schemes like yours and leave us to run this great country as it should be..
  4. Hello ____,
    I have just finished reading your report and I must say I am quite disappointed in the end product, my reasons for being disappointed are simple. I was of the understanding that the sole purpose of the commission was to explain the science to the Australian public, help build and foster a consensus among the people as outlined in the link below. Therefore I was waiting with great anticipation for this report as I hoped it would clarify I few issues I have with AGW. ….
    However after reading your report I do not believe this has happened, in fact not even attempted. One example which springs to mind is your statements regarding the hot spot, you stated on page 16 and I quote, …Oh by the way if you want to be taken seriously from now on I suggest you remove the disclaimer from the inside cover, it does nothing for your credibility and gives the appearance that it is, to put bluntly an arse covering exercise. In fact the many people I have shown this to today now accept that this report is not worth the paper it is written on.
  5. Dear ____,
    The people and the world are waking up to your junk science and your self-promoting global warming con, which pays your wages with government grants. Climate Gate exposed you all for the con men that you are. Your doomsday predictions over the last 10 years did not come true and your doomsday predictions of the future will also follow the same destiny. …
    We have had enough! Sometime in the future your days of leeching off the tax payers of Australia will end and you will be looking for work in the employment office where you might find a real job and contribute to society in a positive way.
  6. To _______,
    Henrik Svensmark discovered a startling connection between the cosmic ray flux from space and cloud cover and recent results from Cern confirms this research. Comics’ Leaving Outdoor Droplets or the CLOUD. Are you aware of the science?
    Are you aware of its implications to the “Consensus” on climate change and AGW. Our weather is not climate.
    I am deeply offended that you use the deaths of loved ones in the recent Victorian bush fires to peddle lies to the community about climate change and its affects.
    You should be ashamed that policy is driving the science and that you are putting your voice behind policy rather than truth. Are you morally and ethically aware (awake) of your actions?
    ALSO Please stop telling lies about sea level rises. It is so full of BS it is not funny it is insulting to anyone with enough intelligence to do simple research about sea level rises. I ask that you seek the truth objectively and use your voice for truth.
    I am all for renewable energy, a greener society and less pollution but you and I both know the carbon tax is fraudulent and will hurt many people for the sake of a few. The carbon tax will not change our climate for the better it will have no affect at all.
    Please be truthful in the future.
    Dear All,
    Looks like we’ve had our first serious threat of physical violence. It has come from a participant in deliberative democracy project last weekend. One of the participants left early after he too exception to my talk about climate science. ______ exact words were:
    “Moreover, before he left, he came to the Fri dinner and showed other participants his gun licence and explained to them how good a sniper he is. Because he didn’t attend day 2 he will not be allowed to attend the final day. I will be notifying security to be on hand in case he turns up and causes a problem.”
    I think the final day is this weekend but I am not sure. Anyway, I’ve asked ______ to brief the VC and the head of security ASAP. The latter will determine whether this should go to the AFP or not.
    But in the meantime, we should be careful about anyone we don’t know who approaches our offices.

There are a total of 11 documents in the archive, one quotes the one of the “threats” above, another simply asks why the alleged threats haven’t been reported to the Australian Federal Police.

Item 7 above is hearsay. Reports of what a third part was alleged to have said.

There is no substance to the allegations unless “get a real job” is considered to be a death threat.  Or perhaps acceding to the request to “be truthful” could kill them.

Download from Australian Climate Madness and check the  ZIP archive for yourself.

Update:  Item 7 was no threat at all (Catallaxy Files). It was a discussion about licenced kangaroo culling.

I feel I can throw some light on this matter as I am undoubtedly the person who is alleged to have shown my gun licence to people at the dinner. That is not accurate. At the mediocre dinner on the first day I was approached by Dr Maxine Cooper, then the Commissioner for the environment, who recognized me as someone involved in the kangaroo culling program in the ACT which occurs each winter. After politely asking if she could sit next to me she asked me how I had gone in the recent licence test which is challenging. I told her I had topped it with a perfect score and showed her my current culling licence, not gun licence, to prove it. The conversation around the table then drifted around the benefits of eating game meat v the poor fare on offer.

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