Didn't Bush Say Climate Change Needed "More Study"?

Tue, 2007-06-05 06:12Ross Gelbspan
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Didn't Bush Say Climate Change Needed "More Study"?

The Bush administration is drastically scaling back efforts to measure global warming from space, just as the president tries to convince the world the U.S. is ready to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases.

Scientists said they will face major gaps in data that can be collected only from satellites about ice caps and sheets, surface levels of seas and lakes, sizes of glaciers, surface radiation, water vapor, snow cover and atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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… “Building on the CCSP observations and monitoring strategy identified in its Strategic Plan, the U.S. government has taken several steps towards establishing a comprehensive, coordinated, and sustained Earth observation system since hosting the inaugural Earth Observation Summit in June 2003.” …

Testimony of James R. Mahoney, Ph.D. (Retired NOAA Deputy Director and Dir. of Climate Change Science Program (CSSP).
20 July 2005 http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/testimony20jul2005-mahoney.htm

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