Dr. Katherine Hayhoe: The Intimidation of Climate Scientists

There was a time when Newt Gingrich was able to have a reasonable discussion on global warming. The issues were what to do about it, not to denigrate the science and disparage climate scientists.

So it came as a surprise when climate scientist and evangelical Christian Dr. Katherine Hayhoe found out in a newscast that Gingrich was going to “kill” a chapter in his book by Hayhoe on climate change. Gingrich didn’t hesitate to thow her under the bus in the name of political expediency (and to mollify Rush Limbaugh). For a man who fancies himself as someone with “Big Ideas,” it appears he is as beholden to the demagoguery of the GOP as his competitors.

Newt’s unceremonious killing of Hayhoe’s work  opened up a tide of intimidation and vitriolic cruelty directed at Hayhoe and her young family. But in the face of such cowardice Hayhoe and her colleagues continue to press on with their work. The following video is from Peter Sinclair and his YouTube channel Climate Denial Crock of the Week.

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Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and many other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists

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