NASA’s top climate scientist says NASA and the Bush Administration have tried to silence him

by oneafrikan on February 4, 2006

Global Issues

The scientist said there were fresh efforts to silence him because he had said that significant emission cuts could be achieved with existing technologies, particularly in the case of motor vehicles, and that without leadership by the United States, climate change would eventually leave the earth “a different planet.” Reporting this, The New York Times also notes there have been other such disputes recently whereby “many scientists who routinely took calls from reporters five years ago can now do so only if the interview is approved by administration officials in Washington, and then only if a public affairs officer is present or on the phone.” Scientists whose points of view are aligned to administration lines, however, see few signs of such restrictions. Aside from the concerns to stifle such scientists ability to speak out, this latest episode also reveals the extent to which such a top scientist is concerned about the impact of climate change.

Interesting… I’m hearing stuff like this a lot more lately. Makes me pretty worried – no matter your personal standpoint – where there is smoke…

Is America really still the home of the free, land of the brave?

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