Volume 88 Issue 23 | pp. 31-32
Issue Date: June 7, 2010

Climate Debate Turns Foul

Scientists are being intimidated and harassed because of their research, they tell congress

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Climate Change, Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, harassment, global warming

Threats and harassment, including a dead rat delivered to his front door, have been part of Benjamin D. Santer’s life for the past 14 years.

Santer, a climate scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, was the convening lead author of the chapter of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1996 assessment that made the historic conclusion that “the balance of evidence suggests that there is a discernible human influence on global . . .

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