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Tuesday, January 30, 2007 

White House Pressured Climate Scientists To Lie


U.S. scientists have been pressured to make their writings on global warming fit with the Bush administration's skepticism on the topic, a U.S. Congressional committee has been told.

A survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found 150 climate scientists had personally experienced political interference in their work over the past five years. The survey had 279 respondents.

At least 435 incidents were recorded, representatives of the watchdog group told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

"Nearly half of all respondents perceived or personally experienced pressure to eliminate the words 'climate change,' 'global warming' or other similar terms from a variety of communications," said Francesca Grifo.

The committee heard from former U.S. government scientist Rick Piltz, who said he quit in 2005 after coming under pressure to dampen findings on global warming.

Phil Cooney, the White House Council on Environmental Quality official pressuring him, went to work for ExxonMobil in 2006.

Progressive Americans are begining to show serious 'Bush fatigue'.


ABC News


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Here is a couple of other articles on the same:

-CNN
-MSM

Bush is trying to pretend to be an environmentalist, but the only climate about which he cares is the financial climate for millionaires.

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