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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Shady Shearing

The administration continues to shear some of America's greatest liberties. It now has been intent on silencing or at least filtering some competent and respected scientists' independent opinions and predictions about climate change. One of which is a climate expert at NASA, Dr. James Hansen, who has come under pressure by his superiors to limit, if not discontinue, offering his personal opinions. Check this quote out by the NY Times:

"The fight between Dr. Hansen and administration officials echoes other recent disputes. At climate laboratories of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for example, 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.

"Where scientists' points of view on climate policy align with those of the administration, however, there are few signs of restrictions on extracurricular lectures or writing. "

For the whole article go here.

I don't know about you all out there but I believe this administration is making a concerted effort to seriously undermine some of the fundamental liberties that make America the great country it is (or used to be?).

1 Comments:

  • Hey Justin, I finally made it to an internet cafe where I can post comments! Just wanted to say I've enjoyed your blog. Great information! Also, I read a great book all about that Chinese Admiral and just saw an advert for a TV documentary about the guy (on Discovery or Nat.Geo or something). It's an interesting story for sure and wouldn't be surprising. Keep up the good posts!

    By Blogger Chris, at 9:52 PM, February 02, 2006  

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