Bush Administration Suppressed Science

Image from www.grinningplanet.comHot Politics Suppression of Science From PBS Frontlinee by Oriana Zill de Granados click to read more and see video and check your state’s CO2 output and see who is doing the most to curb emissions.  Hot Politics Web site reports by the Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc.     Profiles of three scientists and one official who say their work on climate change was suppressed by the Bush administration.     Since 2004, a string of government scientists have charged the Bush administration with attempting to suppress scientific data concerning climate change. The alleged tactics vary from case to case, but taken as a whole it appears that White House officials have tried to tone down the connection between climate change and human activity, such as burning fossil fuels.     According to current and former government scientists, Bush administration officials worked to bury a major report on the possible consequences of rising temperatures; improperly edited major reports to downplay the role of human activity in rising temperatures; and tried to keep scientists working on hard-hitting climate research from speaking to the media.     A 2007 probe by the nonprofits the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Government Accountability Project surveyed nearly 300 researchers and found that nearly half experienced — or perceived — pressure to purge references to global warming and climate change from reports and other documents.     Congressional investigators in both the House and the Senate are now examining the allegations and requesting documents from an array of government agencies.

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