Climate Findings Were Distorted, Probe Finds
Because of the potential end to the long Democratic primary season, a monster admission is getting zero play in the press: Bush spun climate findings. After Scott McClellan’s damning allegations on Iraq, this seals the deal, showing the Bush White House to be untrustworthy by every definition.
An investigation by the NASA inspector general found that political appointees in the space agency’s public affairs office worked to control and distort public accounts of its researchers’ findings about climate change for at least two years, the inspector general’s office said yesterday.
The probe came at the request of 14 senators after The Washington Post and other news outlets reported in 2006 that Bush administration officials had monitored and impeded communications between NASA climate scientists and reporters.