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30 January 2007

More on political interference in science

A while back, I posted abut 10,000 US researchers protesting political interference from the Bush regime in the scientific process. Apparently someone in the new Congress read it because now comes word (via MSNBC) that the Bush administration is in the hot seat over global warming.
The Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday stepped up its pressure on President Bush’s global warming strategy, hearing allegations of new political pressure on government scientists to downplay the threat of global warming.
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Hearing witnesses were to include a NASA official and a former senior official of the office that coordinates the government’s climate programs. That former official, Rick Piltz, quit his job in 2005, charging that scientists’ climate documents were being edited by political appointees to tone them down.
Not that I expect things to change significantly in the near future, but it's nice to see Duh-bya's minions caught meddling.

  • On 2/08/2007 3:25 PM, Blogger MichaelBains said…

    I'm trying not to be too disappointed if nothing IS done about it.

    How has he avoided Impeachment so far???????????????

     
  • On 2/14/2007 7:27 AM, Blogger misterniceguy1960 said…

    I think we need a body empowered to make findings of fact, the way we have courts to make findings in law.

    Yes, I see the potential for abuse, but I think it's less than the way we do it now, which is that Congress, courts and the President declare "facts" higgledy piggledy.

    One of my favorites is how Congress declared, by a majority vote, that the medical uses of marijuana do not exist. Poof.

     

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