We’re pleased to announce that we're launching a second round of our new Campus Representative Program and are seeking law professors to join the program. This training will be via webinar and is tentatively scheduled for early August. The exact date will depend on participant availability, but it will likely be August 3, 4, or 9.
We’re on a mission to defend the scientific endeavor. And now, when you make a gift in support of our work it will go twice as far. That's because Charles Zeller, one of our board members, has generously offered to match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. All of our legal and educational initiatives are made possible by the generosity, enthusiasm, and dedication of our supporters, and the contributions we receive are immediately put to use protecting scientists.
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.
On Friday, April 28, 2017 we hosted a workshop at Columbia Law School for the 17 law professors participating in our new Campus Rep Program. Motivated by a shared desire to defend climate science, these attorneys have volunteered to help scientists on their campuses understand how to protect themselves against harassment and legal attacks.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, an official partner of the March for Science, has released an educational pamphlet, “March for Science: Know Your Rights” to help science advocates ensure that their march-related activities are constitutionally protected. The brochure is available as a free download to print and share. We’ll also mail copies free of charge to academic departments, organizations, and individuals to distribute.