U.S. Edits Global Warming Reports

So what does the Bush administration do when confronted with reports that seem to support the concept of global warming? edit the reports to downplay the tie to global warming, of course! “A White House official who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

“Philip Cooney, chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, made changes to descriptions of climate research that had already been approved by government scientists and their supervisors, the newspaper said, citing internal documents.

The White House denied that Cooney had watered down the impact of global warming.”

Why does this surprise me? I should expect stuff like this: it’s only been happening for the past four years. But still, the gall!

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