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The War on Science

Science is under siege. Anti-science groups and individuals seek to delegitimize, interfere with, and undermine facts and evidence that threaten their financial interests and ideological beliefs. Aggressive legal action, harassment, and even death threats are standard occurrences for climate researchers. We fight for scientists and defend scientific integrity by exposing and challenging these attacks against science to preserve academic freedom and prevent manipulation of public policy.

The Climate Reality Project

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The risk of legal attack on any individual scientist is small, but there are actions researchers can take to protect and defend themselves against politically-motivated attacks.

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Silencing Science Tracker

More than 400 attacks on science by federal, state, and local governments—and one database to search them all: The Silencing Science Tracker, our project with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

Pocket Guide


We publish guides and reports designed to help researchers from all disciplines understand their legal rights and responsibilities. These cover activism and advocacy, responding to harassment, and more.


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