An Open Letter to People Who Send Hate Mail to Scientists

Background: On September 11th, 2018, I was a guest on CNN International’s Newsroom program with host John Vause. This was not the first time I’ve appeared on that program, and I’ve also been part of simulcast international and domestic programming with the network. During the segment, I spoke in my capacity as a scientist about the effects of climate change on Hurricane Florence, and about how the current administration’s policies will damage future efforts to combat and adapt to our changing climate. The next morning, I was informed by several people that…