August 10, 2017

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Katharine Hayhoe

This series profiles scientists who have been threatened with legal attacks or harassed by politically and ideologically motivated groups. Atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the department of political science at Texas Tech University and director of the University’s Climate Science Center. Her commitment to climate communication and public outreach has made her a prime target of anti-science groups.
July 20, 2017

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Michael Mann

This series profiles scientists who have been threatened with legal attacks or harassed by politically and ideologically motivated groups. Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University and director of the University’s Earth System Science Center, is known for his research reconstructing past climate — work that led to Mann being harassed by the anti-science movement for 20 years.
July 18, 2017

CSLDF Files Brief in Support of University of Arizona Climate Scientists

On Monday, July 17, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) filed an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief asking the Arizona Court of Appeals to protect scientists from intrusive open record requests. In the case, the Energy and Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), which has a history of misusing state open records laws, is demanding the release of 13 years’ worth of email communications, and prepublication analyses and drafts belonging to University of Arizona climate scientists Malcolm Hughes and Jonathan Overpeck.
June 27, 2017

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Andrew Dessler

This series profiles scientists who have been threatened with legal attacks or harassed by politically and ideologically motivated groups. Andrew Dessler, a professor of atmospheric sciences and the Earl F. Cook Professor of Geosciences at Texas A&M University, studies the response of clouds to climate change. Dessler was targeted by an anti-science group in 2012 after talking with the media.
May 5, 2017

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Malcolm Hughes

This series profiles scientists who have been threatened with legal attacks or harassed by politically and ideologically motivated groups. Malcolm Hughes is a dendroclimatologist and former director of the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona. Hughes has been on the cutting edge of using the data from tree rings in the broader field of climate research; he’s also been targeted by climate contrarians for more than 20 years.
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