Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bush administration distorting NASA climate change findings

Not that this comes as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to these issues for any length of time but...

An investigation by the NASA inspector general found that political appointees in the space agency's public affairs office worked to control and distort public accounts of its researchers' findings about climate change for at least two years, the inspector general's office said yesterday.

The probe came at the request of 14 senators after The Washington Post and other news outlets reported in 2006 that Bush administration officials had monitored and impeded communications between NASA climate scientists and reporters.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you're in a debate with some rabid winger and they desperately appeal to some counter-intuitive NASA study.

It's really sort of mind blowing the depths that the Bush administration will go to in order to carry water for their friends in the oil industry. Politicizing NASA's public releases in order to confuse public opinion? Sure! No, problem! Anything else? He's not a president, he's Rex Tillerson's pool boy.

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