No wonder Canoodle wonders about the Science of global warning:
March 20, 2007 Material Shows Weakening of Climate Reports By ANDREW C. REVKIN and MATTHEW L. WALD
WASHINGTON, March 19 � A House committee released documents Monday that showed hundreds of instances in which a White House official who was previously an oil industry lobbyist edited government climate reports to play up uncertainty of a human role in global warming or play down evidence of such a role.
In a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the official, Philip A. Cooney, who left government in 2005, defended the changes he had made in government reports over several years. Mr. Cooney said the editing was part of the normal White House review process and reflected findings in a climate report written for President Bush by the National Academy of Sciences in 2001.
They were the first public statements on the issue by Mr. Cooney, the former chief of staff of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Before joining the White House, he was the �climate team leader� for the American Petroleum Institute, the main industry lobby.
He was hired by Exxon Mobil after resigning in 2005 following reports on the editing in The New York Times. The White House said his resignation was not related to the disclosures.
Mr. Cooney said his past work opposing restrictions on heat-trapping gases for the oil industry had had no bearing on his actions once he joined the White House. �When I came to the White House,� he testified, �my sole loyalties were to the president and his administration.�
Mr. Cooney, who has no scientific background, said he had based his editing and recommendations on what he had seen in good faith as the �most authoritative and current views of the state of scientific knowledge.�
Funny Alpha, I never heard of your solar panels, after all you are in Arizona. I have never heard of your fuel efficient car. Not once. I bet you have a lush lawn, watered daily, in your desert house. Get out and do something environmental, stop complaining that others should. When you look yourself in the mirror, you will be a more productive American for your causes.
CAnoodle. What is with your Pavolovian response to criticism of Bush and his Administration. While you could be slightly further from reality regarding my AZ living, you seem to have completely lost any sense of objectivity regarding the disastrous policy and tactics of Bush and this Administrarion. Partisanship is one thing. Being a good NeoHead is another. But failing to see the dead rotting trees in the forest is beyond me. Get a spine ole man.