Bush Official Obstructs Climate Science and Policy

The American government at the behest of President Bush and his ruling oil oligarchy are willfully and criminally obstructing climate science and policy – placing in serious jeopardy the Earth's environment. This comes as another slew of scientists have urged the American government to act swiftly to address climate change as a matter of environmental urgency. Mr. Bush has the gall to say that climate change is serious while not only doing nothing in response, but also actively impeding other countries. America's criminal leadership must be stopped and made to pay for their crimes.
Official Played Down Emissions' Links to Global Warming
A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents. In handwritten notes on drafts of several reports issued in 2002 and 2003, the official, Philip A. Cooney, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved.

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