Monday, June 20, 2005

The American Prospect just released an analysis by Chris Mooney, regarding the rewritting of the Report on Global Warming. Check out the memo written by Rick Piltz, who resigned in protest.

Low-Ball Warming

"I believe the overarching problem is that the administration … does not want and has acted to impede forthright communication of the state of climate science and its implications for society." As Piltz goes on to say, although he has worked in different administrations, none has been so bad: "I have not seen a situation like the one that has developed under this administration during the past four years, in which politicization by the White House has fed back directly into the science program in such a way as to undermine the credibility and integrity of the program in its relationship to the research community, to program managers, to policymakers, and to the public interest."

Update: The folks at Think Progress put together a list of scientific reports similary doctored by the administration.

The White House’s White-Out Problem


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