White House Again Obstructs Climate Change Science
The Bush administration has again obstructed the working of international climate change science. This time it was leaking drafts of the secret fourth report by a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The draft report which is to be finalized in February of 2007 finds that global warming is likely to have increased the severity of tropical storms and that greenhouse gas concentrations are at their highest atmospheric level in 650,000 years. It is hypothesized that the Bush administration leaked the document on a government web site to discredit IPCC findings with which it frequently disagrees, or that it is trying to mute the significance of the findings by dragging out their release. In any case the Bush oil cabal has sunk to new depths of duplicity in obstructing science and policy to avert a global climate crisis. Shame, shame, shame on Bush.