In their continuing battle to obfuscate on the issue of climate change, a series of e-mails has been uncovered that shows White House officials successfully barring the public appearance of a NOAA
hurricane expert who, along with most of the scientific community, believes that increased hurricane intensity is attributable to climate change. Here
is a copy of the letter from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA
) to Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez that describes the muzzling. And here is a copy
of the e-mail that Rep. Waxman uses as evidence.
A big hat tip to ThinkProgress.org
for revealing this. When will the US
administration pull it's head out of the sand and start dealing with this issue? Until they do, no amount of this osrt of PR
spin will make up for their lack of credibility. The best PR
always begins with doing the right thing.