USA: Bush administration muzzles climate science

This video from the USA is called Bush Science Policy.

From British daily The Guardian:

Climate change expert slates US ‘interference’ in research

James Randerson, science correspondent

Monday March 19, 2007

George Bush – his adminstration stands accused of doing more than any previous one to interfere in science.

The Bush administration’s interference in climate change science has revealed “flaws that have developed in the functioning of our democracy”, according to a leading US climate scientist.

The stinging attack on the power of the White House to distort the issue of climate change will come today in testimony to the House of Representatives committee on oversight and government reform.

Jim Hansen at Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Science (GISS) in New York will say: “The executive branch seems to be exercising greater control in the functioning of our government, in ways that our forefathers probably did not imagine and almost certainly would not approve.

This includes White House control of testimony to Congress, White House control of information that scientists provide to the public … and most decidedly through control of the purse strings.”

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