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Has the White House interfered on global warming reports?

A new report claims that the Bush administration has suppressed scientists' climate-change work.

Source:  Copyright 2007, Christian Science Monitor
Date:  January 31, 2007
Byline:  Peter N. Spotts
Original URL: Status ONLINE


More than 120 scientists across seven federal agencies say they have been pressured to remove references to "climate change" and "global warming" from a range of documents, including press releases and communications with Congress. Roughly the same number say appointees altered the meaning of scientific findings on climate contained in communications related to their research.

These findings, part of a new report compiled by two watchdog groups, shed new light on complaints by a scattering of scientists over the past year who have publicly complained that Bush administration appointees have tried to mute or muzzle what researchers have to say about global warming.

"We are beyond the anecdotal," says Francesca Grifo, director of the scientific integrity program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), one of the two groups, referring to press reports of a dozen instances of interference that have ...

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