What Dr. Fauci Can Learn from Climate Scientists About Personal Attacks

“Climate experts have watched with an uneasy sense of deja vu as national and local public health leaders have been harassed, insulted and threatened.”

“A top government scientist calls for action to quell a growing public health crisis, but authorities try to silence him and undermine his credibility.

That could be a summary of the last few days in the life of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's most prominent infectious disease expert, who has been attacked by the Trump White House over his pleas for a more aggressive response to Covid-19.

But it is also a plot line that played out 15 years ago in President George W. Bush's administration, when the government's most renowned climate scientist and advocate for action, James Hansen, then of NASA, found himself at loggerheads with his superiors.”

Marianne Lavelle reports for InsideClimate News July 14, 2020.