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As Climate Scientists Speak Out, Sexist Attacks Are on the Rise

Scientific American

August 22, 2018

Scientific American - One scientist was called Climate Barbie. Another was described as an “ugly fake scientist.” A third had an erect penis drawn on her car window while she was in the field researching sea-level rise.Such is the life of many female climate scientists in 2018.

"There is a huge underlying fear of change, and that's spawned the whole 'Make America Great Again,'" said Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.

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