Friday, March 18, 2005

Rov(e)ing into the Climate Debate

I had forgotten some of the political manipulations of EPA reports on global warming. In 2003, the EPA issued a report on the state of the environment. However, the report underwent serious editing by the White House that removed sections suggesting that emissions from automobiles and smokestacks were contributing to the climate crisis and that there would be serious public health and environmental consequences. The White House overruled the scientists at the EPA that had studied the matter. Eventually, Christine Todd Whitman was so fed up that she deleted the section on global warming altogether. We should check out her book _It's My Party Too_ where she talks about the obsession amongst some White House advisers to do away with all environmental regulations.

Does Karl Rove have a degree in climatology?

--Damien

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