2011-07-16 06:55:15Climate denier brandishes noose to scientist at climate conference
John Cook

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Just posted this on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWVFHJUYVcE

2011-07-16 07:28:26
nealjking

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Well, that "challenger" didn't do himself any favors!

2011-07-16 08:09:45
Rob Honeycutt

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This is the point in the game where the extreme rhetoric of the deniers starts to work against them in the court of public opinion.

2011-07-16 08:50:27Getting hold of this video
John Cook

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On the day this happened, someone from the audience tweeted the incident. I sent them a message asking if they knew of any video of the event. They didn't and had already approached the University about releasing video. The University weren't going to release video so that was the end of it. But then noose guy himself released this video on YouTube. Very handy and I downloaded the video from YouTube the moment I saw it just in case they wised up and deleted the video.

2011-07-16 09:05:39
Albatross
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This must be disseminated far and wide, b/c it shows them for what they are.  It also corroborates the reports of death threats and violence against climate scientists.  Someone ought to email this to Watts.

I see Romm has it up.

 

Rob Honeycutt,

Well stated.

2011-07-16 09:41:48Note - I don't think it is a death threat
John Cook

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I think they're going with the metaphor that climate scientists are committing genocide by advocating climate action and hence are worse than Hitler. So possibly the noose is meant to say "you're killing people" rather than "go hang yourself". Or maybe a little from column A, a little from column B. Either way, I just posted the video with a very down-the-line description - no commentary about death threats. The viewer can decide what he's trying to say.

I tweeted it, face booked it and posted it on a few google groups I'm on, one of which Joe Romm is on. Within an hour or two, he had blogged my video. So hopefully it'll go viral from this point - ideally making it into the mainstream media.

2011-07-16 09:52:23
Albatross
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John,

 

Great work! I don't know,  if soomeone was standing waving a noose at me, I'd feel very threatened and intimidated.

2011-07-16 09:59:01
nealjking

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Alby,

If someone were waving a noose at me, I'd punch him in the nose.

What a deluded, paranoid, fanatical idiot. He obviously has no concept of how anyone outside of his Larouchanist cell will perceive that. A green swastika? Give me a break: Monckton already proved that was a stupid thing to do.

2011-07-16 10:34:30
Rob Honeycutt

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Someone at CP made a good comment, suggesting the scientist should have handed him the mike and allowed him to explain himself. Essentially allow him to dig himself a deeper grave.

2011-07-16 11:04:55Well, he did by posting that video
John Cook

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I'd been trying to get the video all week. As soon as I saw "noose guy" himself had posted it, I immediately captured the video in case he came to his senses and removed it. But I don't think he would. The severe lack of judgement in posting that video and exposing his tinfoil hattery for the whole world to see demonstrates just how out of touch with reality he is. Just like Monckton with swastikagate, these extremists can't help but implode sooner or later.

2011-07-16 11:09:26
Rob Honeycutt

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Sooner the better, that's for sure!

2011-07-16 11:22:25
Rob Honeycutt

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Here is the guy's full explanation.  What... a... loon.

They're an actual organized group called Citizens Electoral Council.

2011-07-16 11:36:53
nealjking

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There are a lot of CEC Reports in video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ISVpmkxmU&NR=1

Seems like the majority of this LaRouchanite cell is his immediate family: 3 siblings, plus another idiot.

2011-07-16 12:01:02
Rob Honeycutt

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You have to love this:

"As seen on... Deltoid."  LOL

2011-07-16 12:39:28
dana1981
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I still don't understand the noose explanation (if you cn call it that) at all. The guy is completely looney tunes. But it's great to see the deniers being their worst enemies. First Monckton with the Nazi references, then these morons top him with Nazi references plus a noose. I really don't understand their claim that the UK is forcing Australia into an emissions trading scheme either. Last time I checked, Australia is an independent democracy. Freaking loons.
2011-07-16 12:39:51
dana1981
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Oh and by the way, nice job John. Way to help bring this to the forefront.
2011-07-16 17:45:47
Paul D

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Wow. I know Prince Philip is a bumbling fool sometimes, but I didn't know he was behind the AGW conspiracy!

It's a confusing message. I get the impression that Monckton likes the Hereditary stuff, so is this Isherwood up against Monckton?

Last year 10:10 created a video which was distasteful. Now we have the other side doing the same.

2011-07-16 18:35:24Let it rip.
Glenn Tamblyn

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I am all in favour of letting wingnuts like this have access to public forums and media. Best that the world sees the fools for what they are - at a conference about climate change and 4 degrees of warming, someone wants to tell us it is all about the Royal Family! Go for It! Nooses? - here have some more rope.

I am far more worried about the quiet, private wingnut groups.

2011-07-16 19:10:35
nealjking

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Dana,

The LaRouchites have a very idiosyncratic view of the world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyndon_LaRouche#1971:_.22Intelligence_network.22