Global Warming Article Synopsis

Muzzling scientists on warming

by Tarek Maassarani
Courtesy / Topeka Capital–Journal

On March 30 [2006], the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Michael Griffin unveiled a new media policy for the federal scientists amidst lofty words of commitment to "scientific and technical openness." This followed recent controversy surrounding the integrity of climate science at NASA and the administration as a whole. Unfortunately the government's rhetoric may be no more than hot air.

Last year, Dr. James Hansen, lead NASA climatologist at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) was placed under "administrative house arrest"—denied media interviews and threatened with “dire consequences” by political appointees at NASA’s public affairs office (PAO) who believe their job is “to make the president look good.”

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