Tuesday, January 30, 2007


This article makes me angry ...and you wouldn't like me when I'm angry.

The article says that the Bush administration pressured scientists to tailor their findings on global warming to the administration's skepticism. Here's the absolute worst part:
Rick Piltz, a former U.S. government scientist who said he resigned in 2005 after pressure to soft-pedal findings on global warming, told the committee in prepared testimony that former White House official Phil Cooney took an active role in casting doubt on the consequences of global climate change.

Cooney, who was a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute before becoming chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, resigned in 2005 to work for oil giant ExxonMobil.

Documents on global climate change required Cooney's review and approval, Piltz said.

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