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England's Royal Society seeks better public engagement as climate scientists are being targeted by campaigns of requests designed to slow down their research

from The Guardian

Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse, president of the Royal Society, reports that some climate scientists were being targeted by organized campaigns of requests for data and other research materials, aimed at intimidating scientists and slowing down research. Meanwhile in the United States, the University of Virginia will turn over records related to climate research, and in a separate case, Virginia's attorney general is pursuing legal action aimed at geophysicist Michael Mann. Responding to incidents like these, and to more benign public curiosity about science, the Royal Society has launched a major study into how scientists' work can be made more open and better used to inform policy in society. more

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