Cooling off the heated climate change rhetoric
Feb 2, 2011
Defending his use of a term (“deniers”) that many climate change skeptics say they find offensive due to its association with those who deny the Holocaust, (Kevin) Trenberth defiantly tells the audience: “My reaction to some of them is, ‘well, if the shoe fits, wear it.'”
Like Trenberth, (Ben) Santer has been on the receiving end of more recent criticisms from Morano’s Climate Depot website. “[Morano] attacked me in a very unjust way on his website and posted my email address, and in my view such behavior is basically an incitement to hatred,” Santer says.
“Those [emails] are of concern,” Santer says, “particularly when you have loved ones and it’s clear that some of these people out there are not very rational.”
Santer points to Morano’s work as a major source of worry. “If something were to happen I would hold people like Mr. Morano personally responsible.” As a general practice, Morano prominently posts the email addresses of those he takes issue with, as if to incite the masses into writing hate mail. He even copies his opponents on blast emails he sends out criticizing them, as if to taunt and intimidate them.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 1:15 pm