Integrity of Science

Archives for April, 2007

Here’s a nugget to start the week: MediaMatters, an organization that works to expose bias, discrimination, and misinformation in the news, has put together a Global Warming: Misinformation Action Center. Bookmark it!

John Marburger, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and James Connaughton, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality are still peddling their Feb. 7 Open Letter on the President’s Position on Climate Change, a letter that plays fast-and-loose with the historical record. Despite having portions debunked cherry-picking data and misquoting President Bush,…

… or Convenient Fiction? News at 11

For those of you in the Bay Area, look for me on TV tonight. I just taped an interview serving as a counterpoint to the AEI and Pacific Research Institute-backed documentary “An Inconvenient Truth … or Convenient Fiction?” Tonight is its World Premeire in San Francisco. Click here for the official line on the documentary.…

The Seattle Post Intelligencer editorial page didn’t hold back in opining on Monday’s federal appeals court rejection of a Bush Administration salmon restoration plan. In strong and appropriate terms, a federal court has rejected the false ways the administration tried to revise science and the law to ignore the role of four lower Snake River…

With a calculator in one hand and a red pen in the other, the White House Office of Management and Budget is in an ugly light when it comes to scientific integrity and policymaking. The calculator hit yesterday with a recess appointment that is directly related to January’s OMB rule change (see “New Oversight Policy…