|BBC whitewashes climategate|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Monday, 28 June 2010 15:18|
Today, the BBC asked the question, "How did climate-gate turn nasty?" My question to the BBC, is when hasn't the climate debate been nasty? And why hasn't it covered environmental extremists viciousness as well as you've covered a few letters to Michael Mann?
After all, Michael Mann's hockey stick graph has been proven wrong over and over again. Yet he was given airtime, which he used to cast himself as a martyr for science. How does Mann explain his circumstances as a "concentrated attack" on these scientists? They were not forced to write these things. Yes, they were leaked to the press, but transparency cannot be blamed for the corrupt behavior found inside the CRU e-mails.
And as for the BBC, where was the coverage of death threats that skeptics routinely receive? Ann and Phelim have been threatened with war crime tribunals, accused of killing people, and received death threats since the filming of Mine Your Own Business. Things much more serious than a snatched banner at Copenhagen.
Perhaps, the climate science debate can return to being an academic debate when the conclusions are not held as a constant threat over society or used as an excuse to control people's daily lives.
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