I want to thank Dr. John Knox for bringing the harassment of climate scientist Dr. Katherine Hayhoe to my attention.
Dr. Hayhoe, of Texas Tech University, is a mainstream climate scientist -- by all accounts an honest and ethical researcher -- who has been on the defensive due to vulgar attacks from people who do not agree with her. Apparently, all of this started because of something to do with a book by Newt Gingrich (I have not delved into this part of the controversy).
There is far, far too much of this nonsense -- from both sides -- involving climate science. While there is nothing wrong respectfully with challenging people's scientific conclusions (that is how science advances), there is everything wrong with personal insults and attacks. It needs to stop.
Let's stick to science!
Thanks, again, John.