A difference of opinion
May 21, 2012
Bishop Hill in Climate: other

Australian Climate Madness notes the Australian National University's amusing impression of Baghdad Bob. With the statement by the Australian Information Commissioner and John Coochey's statement having conclusively shown that there were no death threats issued to university staff, ANU has nevertheless stood its ground, as ABC reports in a surreptitious update to its original story:

The release of these emails under Freedom of Information followed reports last year (see related stories above) that ANU scientists had received death threats. Climate change sceptics have claimed that the released emails contradict suggestions that any death threats were received, but a spokesperson for the ANU says the university is standing by its claims that death threats were received. Questions have also been raised about whether one of the released emails did, in fact, constitute a threat to use a gun, with a person involved in the kangaroo culling program claiming the comments were made by him, and were in no way intended as a threat.

There is no hint of a correction in the Guardian's story on the subject.

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