<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Is it the day after tomorrow yet?

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Is it the day after tomorrow yet?

According to today's NY Times, Dr. James E. Hansen, a top NASA climate expert who twice briefed Vice President Dick Cheney on global warming, plans to criticize the administration's approach to the issue in a lecture tonight at the University of Iowa. He also plans to reveal that a senior administration official told him last year not to discuss dangerous consequences of rising temperatures.

The response from the White House? Denial. "President Bush has long recognized the serious implications of climate change, the role of human activity, and our responsibility to reduce emissions. He has put forward a series of policy initiatives including a commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of our economy.''--Dr. John H. Marburger III (science adviser to the president)

Note Marburger's use of the term "climate change" instead of global warming--as if we're talking about a simple change in the weather.

Think Dr. Hansen will still have a job with NASA tomorrow?



Blogger Irie said...

not a job..not a life..and probably not even a wife.

9:49 AM  

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