Tuesday, March 20, 2007

More White House Obfuscation on Global Warming

The White House selectively made several hundred changes in scientific reports to exaggerate uncertainty about the human contribution to global warming, a House committee reported Monday, citing newly released administration documents.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released its first findings in a months-long investigation into allegations the Bush administration doctored scientific evidence about global warming. The panel’s Democratic majority pointed to hundreds of changes recommended to several reports on global warming prepared in 2003.

Chairman Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., said the first eight boxes of documents the panel received since its initial hearing in January suggest “serious abuse” by White House officials. Waxman said science alone should drive policy decisions on global warming.

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