(Digression) With all due respect, Kerry Emanuel, I think America is doomed
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. [...]
Emanuel decided not to alert police. [...]
"[...] I've never ever encountered in direct contact with the public any behavior that I thought was bad or threatening or vile or anything like that. So I don't have any trouble communicating directly with the public. I think it's the distortions that occur sometimes in certain formats that are the root of the problem."
Um, "distortions that occur sometimes in certain formats"? That's a very serious understatement.
An understatement with serious national security implications, one might say.
When there’s nothing short of wholesale corruption of all three branches of the US government, it takes a special kind of political ignorance to think that anti-science hate mail is merely due to "distortions that occur sometimes in certain formats".
And that's why I think -- with all due respect -- that your beloved America is doomed.