Wednesday, February 01, 2006

NASA Silencing Climatologists? You Decide

If you read The New York Times or Washington Post, you may have recently read a few science articles giving the distinct impression Dr. James Hansen, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, felt pressure from NASA not to express opinions which might not 'tow the company line', so to speak. Meaning, not to say Global Warming was a scientific fact, not an unproven theory as many in the Bush Administration claim.

Now House Science Committee Chairman, Sherwood Boehlert, (R-NY), prompted by what he read in the Times and Post, has written NASA Chief Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin asking that he immediately review its policies to identify the source of this "misinterpretation of NASA policies."

The House Committee on Science has also been closely following this issue, in and out of the press. Find their documentation here.

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