Bush administration suppresses inconvenient information

So what else is new? This time, it’s a report from the publication Nature on how global warming may be providing new fuel for hurricanes.

The Bush administration has blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday. The possibility that warming conditions may cause storms to become stronger has generated debate among climate and weather experts, particularly in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

In the new case, Nature said weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration part of the
Commerce Department in February set up a seven-member panel to prepare a consensus report on the views of agency scientists about global warming and hurricanes.

According to Nature, a draft of the statement said that warming may be having an effect. In May, when the report was expected to be released, panel chair Ants Leetmaa received an e-mail from a Commerce official saying the report needed to be made less technical and was not to be released, Nature reported. Leetmaa, head of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in New Jersey, did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.

Well, we wouldn’t want to issue reports that are too technical, would we? Most. Dishonest. Administration. Ever.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

But, but…that Al Gore…he’s so angry! You know? And he, he, he said he invented the internet! You can’t trust anything he says. So there’s no such thing as global warming!



September 27, 2006 @ 3:43 pm | Comment

Isn’t it infuriating? What they did to Gore, even my friend Frank Rich, was a most despicable moment in US politics.

September 27, 2006 @ 4:08 pm | Comment

Since the Bush presidency is ordained directly by god, little details like science and analysis are just pesky complications for the clarity of purpose as the moron in chief sees it. Worst ever president. A traitor. A coward. A liar. AND a religious zealot. He would make a great Taliban, huh?

September 27, 2006 @ 8:25 pm | Comment

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