March 1, 2017

Announcing the CSLDF Campus Representative Program

We’re excited to announce the launch of our Campus Rep Program for law school faculty. Now more than ever, it’s important that scientists understand how to handle political harassment and legal intimidation. The Campus Rep Program expands our reach by building a national network of attorneys who will serve as the first point of contact at their institution for scientists with questions about legal issues.
February 27, 2017

How the Trump Administration is Undermining Climate Science and Scientists

Donald Trump’s presidency has climate scientists concerned about the implications for U.S. environmental policies, the worldwide effort to curb the impacts of climate change, and the ability of scientists to freely to continue their research, which can be insidiously undermined through funding cuts, gag orders, or punitive measures and retaliatory attacks against scientists who publicly discuss their research.
February 10, 2017

New Allegations Against NOAA Scientists — And Why They’re Incorrect

Climate contrarians have falsely accused NOAA scientists of manipulating data that demonstrates there was no "pause" in global warming. Here's how other researchers have proven the allegations wrong, and how the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund is participating in and monitoring the lawsuit.
February 1, 2017

CSLDF Files Brief to Protect NOAA Climate Scientists

On Friday, January 27, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) asked the District of Columbia federal District Court to rule in favor of safeguarding scientific research. In partnership with the American Meteorological Society and the Union of Concerned Scientists, CSLDF filed a brief urging the court to protect scientific correspondence and preliminary drafts from indiscriminate disclosure to adverse groups.
January 19, 2017

A Pocket Guide for Scientists

Harassment of climate scientists has been going on for years and seems likely to worsen in the new political environment. Scientists should read our pocket guide to understand better the risks that they face, and to learn ways they can prepare and protect themselves. The guide, Handling Political Harassment & Legal Intimidation, examines the legal aspects of the various types of harassment and provides information on handling each scenario.
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