He just didn’t get them until after he resigned—and if he'd gotten more sooner, he says, he may have stayed.
1) Proud to be a paid subscriber, and I'm not going anywhere (well, maybe to the kitchen to buy some Fritos from the vending machine, but that's it!)!
2) I am glad that there are at least some sane people in "Red State Country", but the fact that this meteorologist received any death threats for doing his job is such a sad commentary on our devolving society. We can thank the Orange Asscactus (a/k/a POTUS45), Fox News and the late Rush Limbaugh for that horrible situation.
This inspired me to email my local meteorologist to say thank you for their climate reporting. I hope more readers of this newsletter do the same!
I don't know to what extent you and Arielle have received death threats and other nasty messages based on your writing, but please keep doing what you're doing, Emily.
This also inspired me, I sent an email to Anne Campolongo at KCCI thanking her for her coverage on green house gas emissions. They do not respect geo-political boundaries. Wanted email Trey as well but he did not have a link posted.
This is a really wonderful and important post, thank you. I will spread the word--we need to vocally support those doing climate reporting. Including YOU! Thank you for what you do. I know it can’t be easy, but we so appreciate it.
I'm kind of a broken record on this, but folks need to show up to support wind and solar farms despite their flaws. And even EVs and heat pumps and lithium mines. And strong PUC action to drive these actions in states where those matter.
In any case, there ain't no cancel culture like small town conservative cancel culture. And it's not easy to resist. I think there are some old country songs about this, back to "Harper Valley PTA," "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking," etc.
I do worry that even if local news meteorologists want to incorporate climate change into their reporting, some local stations won't allow it, considering companies like Sinclair? I think own a massive number of local news stations.
At this point, the station should be begging him to come back and double his salary and get the authorities to track down the send of the threats. 350.org should hop on this as well to support him and the station