Handling Political Harassment & Legal Intimidation: A Pocket Guide

Climate scientists have been under attack for years. And as the scientific evidence for climate change has gotten stronger, the attacks have only gotten more aggressive.

In the new “post-truth” political environment, scientists must – sadly – be prepared for politically-motivated attacks. The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund has produced this pocket guide to educate scientists on the legal risks they may face, and to help scientists prepare and protect themselves.

This guide concerns only U.S. laws, and should not be taken as individual legal advice. If you are facing any of the situations described in this guide, or one not covered here, email lawyer@climatesciencedefensefund.org or contact us via web form to receive a free consultation with an attorney who can discuss the specific laws and options that pertain to your case.