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December Update: AGU Fall Meeting and CSLDF News

CSLDF at the 2022 American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting

In addition to two sessions – on scientific / political advocacy and on government rulemaking – that we offered this past week, CSLDF will continue to offer free, confidential legal consultations to attendees of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2022 Fall Meeting.

For any scientist attending AGU who has a legal question or concern related to their work, use this link or email to make a 30 minute appointment with a CSLDF attorney. These sessions will be held over Zoom or on the phone, and will continue through Thursday, December 15.

Our executive director, Lauren Kurtz, will also be speaking at the Town Hall on Scientific Engagement in Climate Litigation: From Research to Expert Witness, on Wednesday, December 14, 8:30-9:30 pm ET.

Help Protect Scientists Under Threat

In just a few weeks, the new Congress will be sworn in. As a result, several anti-science legislators will have outsized power in the U.S. House of Representatives. With that shift in political power, CSLDF anticipates increased investigations of climate scientists by legislators with hostile views on climate action.

With your help – we can be ready. Your gift today ensures that every scientist who needs legal support, advice or education can access it.

You can read more about the potential threats to science agencies and federal scientists as control of the House shifts in our blog here. Your support is vital to defend scientists as they conduct their critical work to combat climate change –– please, if you can, make a gift today

CSLDF in the News

Climate change deniers are hitting scientists with lawsuits and open records inquiries in an attempt to muzzle climate progress. Check out Bloomberg’s video on CSLDF’s work to protect climate researchers and fact-checkers below:

As climate litigation seeks to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for their actions, the oil industry continues to obfuscate science as a litigation tactic. In her latest op-ed for Undark Magazine, our senior staff attorney Rachael Lyle, explains why – in the face of this courtroom distortion of science – we must support science-forward judges in elections and empower scientists to serve as expert witnesses in climate lawsuits.

Read the full piece here.

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