Dr Katherine J Mack is an astrophysicist.
As such it comes as no surprise that she knows a thing or two about climate change, and it terrifies her.
Naturally, as this statement was made on Twitter and it was about something as divisive the future of our planet, out came the trolls.
One in particular.
Poor Gary, whose bio includes the phrase “Sic Semper Tyrannis” ("Thus always I bring death to tyrants” Latin fans), obviously had not done his research as Dr Mack was more than willing to point out.
Ouch. What an absolute 🔥 🔥 🔥
The brilliantly devastating reply went down a storm.
It even gained a rather large celebrity endorsement.
Dr Mack’s bio is a little more sophisticated than Gary’s. It reads:
I am currently holding a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council on the topic: “Dark matter particle physics and the first sources of light in the universe.”
Previously, I held a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the STFC at the University of Cambridge in the Kavli Institute for Cosmology / Institute of Astronomy. I received my PhD in astrophysics at Princeton University and my undergraduate degree in physics at Caltech.
Meanwhile in Australia, Professor Brian Cox has also been battling the climate change sceptics armed with a graph.
The physicist appeared with Malcolm Roberts, a far-right politician and climate change sceptic, on the ABC panel show Q&A.
He became frustrated when the senator repeatedly said there was no “empirical evidence” for climate change.
You can watch the whole exchange here...