On this very sad note, climate scientist Stephen H. Schneider passed away today. Schneider has been a rather high profile research scientist going back to the early 1970s.Â He wrote a book last year called "Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth's Climate."
Schneider, who recently fought and seemingly won a battle with the rare cancer, mantle cell lymphoma, apparently had a heart attack as his flight was landing in London.Â He was 65 years old.
For more information, please read this article from Dot.Earth's Andrew Revkin.
Here's another by Climate Progress author Joe Romm.
Ben Santer, a climate researcher who, like Schneider, was the target of vicious and baseless attacks by the denialist industry, offered a wonderful eulogy posted on the RealClimate blog.
And here is another, with links to several more wonderful tributes.
I also have set up a separate group called "Exposing Climate Denialism - A Guide to Tactics and Tall Tales," located at climatelies.gather.com for those who want to read about some of the intentional disinformation used by climate denialists to confuse the public about the state of climate science.