Wednesday, June 08, 2005


OK I'm blogging on this just for the title I admit.....GasGate. I could not resist that one!

But seriously it's one more reason for outrage or corruption fatigue. From the NYT:
Philip A. Cooney, (WH aide) removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports.
And what did "science editor" Cooney do prior to coming to the White House:
Before going to the White House in 2001, he was the "climate team leader" and a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade group representing the interests of the oil industry. A lawyer with a bachelor's degree in economics, he has no scientific training.
Details, Details:
In a section on the need for research into how warming might change water availability and flooding, he crossed out a paragraph describing the projected reduction of mountain glaciers and snowpack. His note in the margins explained that this was "straying from research strategy into speculative findings/musings."
Now that's how you solve global warming! (GOP style)

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