‘Global warming’ and other bad words

The Bush administration is again being accused of interfering with scientific reports in order to push legislation and limit public knowledge on global warming and climate change, according to Reuters news agency.

Roughly 900 scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency claim to have experienced political interference from the Bush administration in the past five years. They claim the Bush administration has warned scientists about using politically sensitive phrases such as “global warming” and “climate change.” The Union of Concerned Scientists, a group of scientists and citizens whose goal is to promote a clean environment, released the report after conducting a survey that produced 1,586 responses. Of those responses, 900 scientists experienced political interference, and 285 said fragments of their findings were used selectively to justify a specific regulatory outcome.