Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Anti-Science White House

The Bush administration blocked another report on global warming from being released to the public. This time, it is about how global warming may be increasing the intensity of hurricanes.

Bush continues to claim that reducing green house gas emissions will hurt the economy.

I guess he thinks Katrina had no adverse effect on the economy.

Journal: Agency blocked hurricane report
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, AP Science Writer
Tue Sep 26, 6:54 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has blocked release of a report that suggests global warming is contributing to the frequency and strength of hurricanes, the journal Nature reported Tuesday.

The possibility that warming conditions may cause storms to become stronger has generated debate among climate and weather experts, particularly in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

In the new case, Nature said weather experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ? part of the Commerce Department ? in February set up a seven-member panel to prepare a consensus report on the views of agency scientists about global warming and hurricanes.

According to Nature, a draft of the statement said that warming may be having an effect.

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