Speaking of endangered species, our scientists are under siege too, from religious fundamentalists on the one hand, to big business on the other. When I was last in Canberra, there was a campaign "Hug A Climate Scientist today." Perhaps we should hug all our other scientists as well. One in particular needs one right now. It's Professor Peter Gleick who blew the whistle on the Heartland business (yesterday's post). He is now being ostracised by both colleagues and the press for having had to lie to get the information. Contact him via his website. The site itself is interesting, especially for those of us bordering onto the Pacific.
You may also want to read and sign the excellent petition from Canadian scientists who are sick and tired of being muzzled.
PS. The sites for Press and Internet Freedom are now listed on the previous page.