Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bush's "hoodoo science" on global warming

Ronald Reagan believed in voodoo economics. This president believes in voodoo science (maybe that's hoodoo science). Or maybe he just believes in the power of ignorance. Rep. Henry Waxman’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee issued its report Monday about the Bush Administration’s interference with climate change science. It obtained more than 27,000 pages of documents from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Commerce Department, held two investigative hearings, and interviewed officials. Most of this info has never been publicly disclosed.

The findings are available on Waxman’s site at Here’s an executive summary:

The evidence before the Committee leads to one inescapable conclusion: the Bush Administration has engaged in a systematic effort to manipulate climate change science and mislead policymakers and the public about the dangers of global warming.

On a gut-level, we always knew this to be the case. Now we know for sure. We have proof, which is something the Republicans never pay attention to.

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