Is there, or should there be, a penalty for intimidating or oppressing a scientist merely for joining the advisory board of an organization that is skeptical of the mainstream climate change consensus? We have that very situation today, as a noted scientist, Lennart Bengtsson, publicly resigned from the board of the Global Warming Policy Foundation
|Attorney arguing his case|
It is notable that GWPF is a non-profit UK organization. If this occurred in the United States, one remedy would be prosecution of those who applied the pressure for violation of the federal statute Title 18, United States Code, Section 241.
18 U.S.C. 241: (in pertinent part)
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. . . ."