Extreme Temperature Diary-March 27, 2018/ Topic: Vicious Threats

Tuesday March 27th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change related topic: 

Vicious Threats

Segueing from yesterday’s post it’s one thing to push back on climate change communication via a false narrative in blogs or over the air, which is allowed under the 1st amendment of our constitution, but wholly unlawful to threaten or defame or slander anyone because of their views. Nevertheless, some people feel so threatened by the inconvenient truth of climate change that they want to shoot the messengers, or at the very least harass them. The problem has been so bad that organizations like Climate Science Legal Defense Fund have formed to help scientists stave off lawsuits and go after those actually trying to harm the reputations of scientists. Their stated mission is to defend the scientific endeavor by exposing and challenging attacks against science. Check out some of CSLDF’s legal defense programs on their twitter page. Also, please click on the link below to access a video of some prominent climate scientists giving some brief testimonials saying that they have been harassed and threatened:

 

Two years ago, a Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) analyst said something incredibly nasty about Penn State University climate researcher Michael Mann:

The Climate Guy

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