Wife Of Climate Scientist Getting Cyber Threats
Following a video interview with MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel, his wife began receiving threatening emails.
Emails contained “veiled threats against my wife,” and other “tangible threats,” Emanuel, a highly-regarded atmospheric scientist and director of MIT’s Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate program, said in an interview. “They were vile, these emails. They were the kind of emails nobody would like to receive.”
“What was a little bit new about it was dragging family members into it and feeling that my family might be under threat, so naturally I didn’t feel very good about that at all,” Emanuel said. “I thought it was low to drag somebody’s spouse into arguments like this.”
Climate Desk has seen a sample of the emails and can confirm they are laced with menacing language and expletives, and contain personal threats of violence.
The video is of Emanuel discussing with Republican voters before the New Hampshire primary why their party is anti-science. Congressman Bob Inglis of South Carolina participated in the talk.Click here for reuse options!
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