"MIT Climate Scientist Receives Frenzy of Hate Mail"

"Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented 'frenzy of hate' after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk.

Emails contained 'veiled threats against my wife,' and other 'tangible threats,' Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT’s Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, said in an interview. 'They were vile, these emails. They were the kind of emails nobody would like to receive.'

'What was a little bit new about it was dragging family members into it and feeling that my family might be under threat, so naturally I didn’t feel very good about that at all,' Emanuel said. 'I thought it was low to drag somebody’s spouse into arguments like this.'

Climate Desk has seen a sample of the emails and can confirm they are laced with menacing language and expletives, and contain personal threats of violence."

The Climate Desk had the story in Grist January 14, 2012.


"Michael Mann Vows To Keep Up the 'Street Fight' Against Climate Change Deniers" (Telegraph)

"US Teachers Offered Support for Climate Change Lessons" (Guardian)

"Climate Deniers Hit New Low With Vicious Attacks on Scientists" (Huffington Post/Citizens Climate Lobby)

"Get Paid To Say Dumb Stuff About Global Warming on Video" (Mother Jones)

"Australian Green Party Leader: U.S. Climate Denial Machine 'Being Directed Straight into Australia' Via Murdoch’s News Corp" (Climate Progress)

"Move Over Koch Brothers, San Antonio's Valero Energy Is Working Overtime To Stop Climate-Change Legislation and Keep the Future Oily" (San Antonio Current)

Source: Climate Desk, 01/18/2012