February 15, 2018

How Federal Scientists Can Protect Science for the Public Good

CSLDF attorneys contributed to the guide “Make a Note to the Record,” produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists, for federal scientists who are concerned about recent workplace changes that could imperil their agency’s ability to carry out its mission and conduct science for the public good.
February 12, 2018

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting

We're hosting a session on legal issues for scientists interested in science activism and advocacy on Sunday, February 18 at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas.
January 19, 2018

Silencing Science Tracker to Keep Tabs on Trump Administration Attacks on Environmental, Public Health, Climate Science

Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund today launched an online resource tracking actions by the government to “silence science” since the November 2016 election. The tracker currently has 96 entries of actions organized by the following categories: 41 government censorship, 11 self-censorship, 15 budget cuts, 20 personnel changes, 5 research hindrance and 8 bias and misrepresentation.
January 10, 2018

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Naomi Oreskes

Naomi Oreskes, a science historian, earth scientist, and author, first became a target of the anti-climate science movement in 2004 when she published documentation of the scientific consensus on climate change.
December 26, 2017

Perspectives of Scientists Who Become Targets: Ben Santer

Ben Santer is an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research has made him a target of the anti-climate science movement because it supports the finding that human activity plays a key role in global warming.
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