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Professor Kerry Emanuel, who directs MIT's Program of Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, came out as a Republican several years ago. He was hoping to use his stature as an expert on climate to get the Republican party to return to reason on climate change and science. He appeared in the following video put together by a New Hampshire Republican climate hawk on January 5 of this year to urge Republicans to support science-based policy on climate. The response was a barrage of hate.

Marc Morano, former aide to anti-science Senator James Inhoffe, led the vitriolic attack against Professor Emanuel and his wife from his climate change denial website Climate Depot.

Prominent MIT researcher Kerry Emanuel has been receiving an unprecedented “frenzy of hate” after a video featuring an interview with him was published recently by Climate Desk.

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.

Emanuel began receiving emails “almost immediately” after the video was posted on Jan. 5, and the volume peaked at four or five emails a day.

The attacks were coordinated by climate change denial websites with the intent of intimidation.  Examination of comment threads shows how pathetic the Republican base has become. Warning: Batty Climate Denier Site Junkscience.com Click at your own risk.

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WHERE IN THE HELL THESE PEOPLE COME FROM. I LIKE TO FIND THE HOLE AND PLUG IT.
HOW CAN ONE WHO LIVES IN THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BE ASHAMED OF LIVING IN
THIS COUNTRY CALLED AMERICA. EVERY NATIONS CITIZENS WANT TO COME AND LIVE HERE BECAUSE
WE ARE FREE BECAUSE WE ARE A BLESSED COUNTRY AS LONG HAS WE KEEP GOD IN IT..
MISS MUFFET PLEASE GO FIND YOUR SELF A BETTER NATION AND STAY THERE….GO BACK TO
AFRICA…. I FOUGHT IN VIETNAM IN MAG-16 HELICOPTER UNIT WHILE YOUR DARLING WAS SCREWING
US MARINES IN HANOI.. GREAT TRADER OF ALL TIMES. YOU MARRIED A LOOSER JUST FOR YOUR
MONEY AND HE WROTE HIS OWN MEDALS AND THAT IS A FACT…..TRADER AND LIAR.
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Frank Dias | January 7, 2012 at 3:47 am | Reply

I STAND CORRECTED, THOUGHT IT WAS JOHN KERRY WIFE. OOPS

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