“Their” ABC gags climate realist Bob Carter
The ABC has rejected an opinion piece by Professor Bob Carter that the network’s Drum/Unleashed website previously indicated that it would be publishing.
Quadrant Online reported on Sunday that after publishing “the very strange rumblings of Clive Hamilton for five days last week” The Drum published this note:
Next week: The Drum-Unleashed will feature a series of pieces commissioned from noted writers on the sceptic side of the climate science debate. Included will be Alan Moran, Tom Switzer, Mark Hendriks, Bob Carter and Jo Nova
QO followed up yesterday with this announcement:
Professor Carter submitted his article, on James Hansen and the Hansenism cult, and the ABC has rejected his article – which Quadrant Online is privileged to publish.
James Hansen is visiting Australia. We can only guess at the pressures which have been exerted on the ABC to close down criticism of Hansen – and the cowardice which saw them conform. So much for Australia’s brave freedom fighters of the press.
In the essay the ABC refused to publish, Carter compares the influence of NASA computer modeller James Hansen’s apocalyptic scenario of climate change and his influence on governments throughout the world with the ideological control of Soviet biology during the mid-20th century based on the disastrous theories of scientist Trofim Lysenko.
QO noted that left wing internet newsletters and blog sites “were outraged that sceptics were to be allowed to comment on their ABC”.
ABC Radio National’s Fran Kelly interviewed James Hansen yesterday morning.
Bob Carter is a Research Professor at James Cook University (Queensland) and the University of Adelaide (South Australia). He is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher and marine geologist of more than thirty years professional experience. He was one of the scientists who advised Family First Senator Steve Fielding on climate change.
ABC’s iron curtain descends
Quadrant Online editor Michael Connor reports that the ABC has now declined to publish a piece by Marc Hendrikx – also after indicating earlier that they would.
“Censorship is alive and well at their ABC,” Michael Connor says.
Read the piece b y Marc Hendrickx that the ABC has rejected at Quadrant Online.