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American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Blasts Attacks On Climate Scientists

By Brad Johnson on June 29, 2011 at 12:37 pm

"American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Blasts Attacks On Climate Scientists"

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In a rare political statement, the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences has issued a condemnation of “the extent and nature of personal attacks on climate scientists,” including “harassment, death threats, and legal challenges,” and “unreasonable, excessive Freedom of Information Act requests for personal information and voluminous data that are then used to harass and intimidate scientists.” The statement concludes that “we think it would be unfortunate if policymakers became the arbiters of scientific information and circumvented the peer-review process.”

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