White House Press Secretary Fumbles on Climate Science Censorship Report

If you're going to lie, at least be honest about it.

During today's press briefing White House press secretary, Dana Perino, spun herself into a knot with her won bafflegab in response to a Congress Committee investigative report released today.

U.S. Energy Industry Lobbies for Bush Do-Nothing Plan

In a Dec. 7, 2007 letter to Members of the U.S. Senate (below), a cabal of energy producers and big polluters have attacked the State-level efforts to toughen global warming regulations, supporting instead the almost irrelevant measures currently in place at the national level.

Rather than deal with California-driven emission limits that would actually limit emissions, the lobbyists said: “The vehicle efficiency improvement standard and the alternative fuels provisions in the President Bush's energy proposals and in the energy legislation are preferred approaches.”

If he was capable of embarrassment, this would be a moment for President George Bush to blush.

Bali: Canada Puts Energy Before Environment in Delegation

Canada's governing Conservative party, which clings to power with a slim minority in Parliament, banished its usual traveling partners - the political opposition and Canadian environmental organizations - from its Bali delegation, choosing instead to bring along executives from one of the largest Canadian-owned energy firms, Encana.

UK, German science chiefs: "dangerous warming" is inevitable

Science advisors to two governments with claims to leadership in global climate politics, Germany and the UK, have told BBC News it is unlikely that levels of greenhouse gases can be kept low enough to avoid a projected temperature rise of 2C (3.6F).

Professors Sir David King and John Schellnhuber say the world is more than 50% likely to experience dangerous levels of climate change.

Congress Committee Releases In-Depth Report on White House Climate Science Manipulation

“The evidence before the Committee leads to one inescapable conclusion: the Bush Administration has engaged in a systematic effort to manipulate climate change science and mislead policymakers and the public about the dangers of global warming.”


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