let’s call it “climate change” – it sounds better

In an incredible speech delivered on January 16, Al Gore, while making the case for the impeachment of our President, mentioned that the Bush administration was essentially keeping the lead NASA scientist dealing with the issue of global warning under something like house-arrest. According to Gore, NASA ordered this unnamed scientist to curtail his public speaking and start keeping a log of everyone that he’s spoken with. Today’s New York Times identifies the man as Dr. James Hansen, a physicist who has been with the space agency for nearly 30 years, and now directs their efforts to create global warming computer simulations. Apparently, the crackdown on Dr. Hansen came after he gave a lecture last month “calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming.” I suppose it’s not much of a surprise that the administration would try to keep facts, like those uncovered by Dr. Hansen, under wraps, but you would have thought that maybe they would have learned at least one thing from the whole Iraq experience — that you can’t hide from the truth forever.

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4 Comments

  1. chris
    Posted January 29, 2006 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Let’s have a contest to see who can come up with the best analogy.

    So ,is that kind of like cutting down a tree to hide a forest? Yes, I know it sucks but had to start somewhere.

    Anybody read about the huge fraud and corruption of the money spent by the US led Iraqi rebuilding operation not long after the invasion? I mean, this just gets better and better.

    At this point I don’t even think a “dead zone” situation will get them out of power. No, at this point they will have to be found eating babies (I know I keep going on about eating babies but it seems to be about the only thing that I can come up with that will shock the American people).

  2. mark
    Posted January 29, 2006 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    OK, it’s SAT prep time. Are you ready?

    Here’s your first question.

    “Baby eating is to ________, what shit eating is to ball shaving”

  3. Theodore Glass
    Posted January 30, 2006 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    What we need is an official Ministry of Information to control the information we receive. As it is, there’s way too much, and it often requires that we put some effort into figuring out what is right and what is wrong. It would be much easier if we just have one source for all information and it could just tell us definitively that, for instance, “the environment has never been better.”

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