So much of the information that lawyers need to protect scientists hasn't been collected in the thorough way. CSLDF is a great venue to bring together those resources and make sure they available to defend scientists.
I've spent a large part of my career studying the harassment of scientists and CSLDF is important organization fighting back. I'm proud to be involved in CSLDF as it develops and implements effective strategies to protect the scientific enterprise.
When scientists don’t feel free to speak about the truths emerging from their work, then society becomes blind to a range of risks and we all suffer. Given recent political changes and increased threats to the independent voices of climate scientists, defense of their rights is needed more than ever.
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Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
Columbia Law School
435 W. 116th St., Rm. 527
New York, NY 10027 (646) 801-0853