No surprise here: a highly-regarded climatologist declares that the Bush administration is “muzzling government scientists” and covering up the facts about global warming.
Warren Washington, a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, said that Bush appointees are suppressing information about climate change, restricting journalists’ access to federal scientists and rewriting agency news releases to stress global warming uncertainties.
“The news media is not getting the full story, especially from government scientists,” Washington told about 160 people attending the first day of “Climate Change and the Future of the American West,” a three-day conference sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Natural Resources Law Center.
This is yet another example in a string of efforts by the current administration to infiltrate the scientific process for political, financial, and religious gain. If you’re not angry yet, go over to Rep. Henry Waxman’s Politics and Science page to be amazed by the sphere of influence of the Bush administration on science in the US.