Two private advocacy groups told a congressional hearing Tuesday that climate
scientists at seven government agencies say they have been subjected to
political pressure aimed at playing down the threat of global warming.
The groups presented a survey that shows two in five of the 279 climate
scientists who responded to a questionnaire complained that some of their
scientific papers had been edited in a way that changed their meaning. Nearly
half of the 279 said in response to another question that at some point they had
been told to delete reference to "global warming" or "climate change" from a
The questionnaire was sent by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a private
advocacy group. The report also was based on "firsthand experiences" described
in interviews with the Government Accountability Project, which helps government
whistleblowers, lawmakers were told.
The findings were ...