As you know, our website publicly launched this Earth Day, April 22nd. We got a lot of great press and news coverage along with many new members. So, to all of you who have joined us, welcome and thank you for becoming a part of this community; we’re glad you have. I’ve seen a lot of great new actions and ideas on the site.
Unfortunately, along with all of our publicity, we’ve also attracted a fair number of climate change deniers, some of whom have been very active on the website. I’ve seen some very rude posts and comments. Sam and I have been working hard to remove inappropriate posts, along with the accounts creating them. However, we can only delete things after the fact, so, unfortunately, these things do get through for a little while.
We want to thank all of you, first for your patience, and second for the extraordinarily mature way that you, as a community, have handled this. It can be very frustrating to be bombarded by rude, angry comments from people who are not looking to start a conversation or dialogue, but simply to attack other people and their beliefs. It’s a shame that there seems to be very little polite, civil discourse on this issue, which we would welcome.
So, I applaud you, and urge you to continue ignoring these attacks. Don’t let them weigh you down.