Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Climate Crock Video: Flogging the Scientists

This video is a bit long (about 10 minutes), uses dry humor (I like that sort of thing), and it is fascinating.  Peter Sinclair makes it his business to "de-crock" the anti-science crowd.  In this video he uncovers the lies in The Daily Mail (not a newspaper I would go to for news anyway) and the outrageous people calling for violence against climate scientists.  In a March 2, 2010 article Climate Progress cites a Scientific American piece on cyber bullying subheaded:

Researchers must purge e-mail in-boxes daily of threatening correspondence, simply part of the job of being a climate scientist

This is part of the nastiness that is so rampant in the religious right too.  If you read the article from Scientific American you will see not only do scientists get volumes of e-mail, they are called things like frauds, deceitful, or criminal.   Sometimes they get threats.  All of this is fueled by media like Fox News and the Daily Mail.  Makes me so angry.


Doorman-Priest said...

The Daily Mail makes very good toilet paper. Can't think of any other use for it.

motheramelia said...

DP, I'll remember that next time I'm in the UK.

Wade said...

It's amazing what a man can fail to understand when his income depends on NOT understanding it.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

The whole group of haters are moving into the land of the INSANE...I´m not certain they can regain sanity without labotomies...they have flown the coup and don´t seem to know the difference between truth and lies (or basic right vs. wrong).