When Dr. Shaun Marcott published a groundbreaking paper showing the world is warmer today than it has been for thousands of years, climate deniers went ballistic.1 They sent him hate mail, and bloggers twisted his research.
When Dr. Joseph Skorupa's research showed that phosphate mines were polluting waterways and poisoning trout, his supervisors at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told him not to go on The Daily Show to publicize the findings, saying: "the leadership doesn't want you to go on and they will make your life hell," according to Skorupa. "Part of the threat was that my colleagues would also be punished."2 Skorupa felt he had no choice but to decline to go on the show.
Special Thanks to the Union of Concerned Scientists and No thanks to Obama.