The Bushies have gamed climate science to suit their political agenda.
Bush administration officials throughout the government have engaged in White House-directed efforts to stifle, delay or dampen the release of climate change research that casts the White House or its policies in a bad light, says a new report that purports to be the most comprehensive assessment to date of the subject.
Researchers for the non-profit watchdog Government Accountability Project reviewed thousands of e-mails, memos and other documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and from government whistle-blowers and conducted dozens of interviews with public affairs staff, scientists, reporters and others.
The group says it has identified hundreds of instances where White House-appointed officials interfered with government scientists’ efforts to convey their research findings to the public, at the behest of top administration officials.
Surprise! To be fair, Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man could see the direction this story was headed whens Bush, an old petroleum hand backed by petrodollars, tapped petroleum exec Dick Cheney as veep and filled the administration with old petroleum hands. Nobody expected America to lead the pack on carbon efficiency.
The only surprise, for me anyway, is exactly how far America can travel towards real-deal Lysenkoism before anybody throws up the red flag.