What is the Job of a Government Climate Scientist?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Government climate scientists are apparently complaining they have been “gagged”, that they aren’t able to speak out about their results. My question – why do they think they are special?

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Government climate scientists are apparently complaining they have been “gagged”, that they aren’t able to speak out about their results. My question – why do they think they are special?

It’s Never Been Harder to Be a Climate Scientist

Legal attacks, internet harassment, and a Trump-fueled “culture of fear” are making their work more difficult than ever.

BY EMILY ATKIN

One month before President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the climate scientist Michael Mann wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the time someone sent a letter filled with fake anthrax to his office. The August 2010 scare, he recalled, was “just one in a long series of threats I’ve received since the late 1990s, when my research illustrated the unprecedented nature of global warming.” Things had gotten better in recent years, he wrote—no more anonymous mail with potential bio-weaponry, no more personal…

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