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Climate science was doctored

U.S. National Politics
Global Warming Report
Robert Lusetich, Los Angeles correspondent
March 21, 2007

THE Bush administration diluted scientific evidence of global warming, one of its former high-ranking officials has admitted.
Philip Cooney, an oil industry lobbyist now working for Exxon Mobil, conceded during a congressional hearing yesterday that while he was chief of staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality he watered down reports on the adverse effects of man-made emissions on the planet's climate.
"My sole loyalty was to the President and advancing the policies of his administration," Mr Cooney told the house government reform committee. He defended aligning supposedly independent scientific reports with the White House political view on the environment by saying the changes reflected a comprehensive 2001 National Research Council report on the issue.

Breaking Related News: March 20, 2007

Photo: Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, said he was holding the hearing to investigate allegations that the Bush administration has interfered with the work of government climate scientists in an effort to mislead the public about the causes and consequences of global warming.
Most of the hearing was devoted to charges that the former chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Philip Cooney, sought to water down the government’s strategic plan for climate change by replacing crisp statements from scientists with equivocating language that Waxman said was intended to “inject doubt in the place of certainty.”

March 20, 2007
Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Former Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore is in the nation's capital to speak to congressional panels on the dangers of global climate change.
Along with the Gore appearance, environmental advocates are heading to Washington to stage a rally and march across the Capitol in order to bring attention to Climate Crisis Action Day.
The environmental activist group, which is being co-sponsored and promoted by the Democratic organization MoveOn.org, says it hopes to bring attention to the dangers of the global warming and urge Congress to work on "sensible solutions" to the problem.
Gore, whose documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth" on the dangers of global warming won an Academy Award, will testify Wednesday at a joint hearing of House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Science and Technology energy and environment subcommittee. Later in the day, he is slated to appear before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for a hearing titled "Vice President Al Gore's Perspective on Global Warming."

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