Feds Dig Deeper Into Climate Denial
US government burying head deeper in sand on climate change; An apparently widespread effort to ignore reality by the federal government.
John Timmer, August 28, 2017 (Ars Technica)
“…[I]t has become increasingly clear that there's been extensive push back against climate change throughout the government…[The conclusions in] the long-delayed Department of Energy's evaluation of grid stability…were watered down in the final report…[It avoided] the use of the term ‘climate change’…[An email from researcher Jennifer Bowen revealed she had been asked to remove from submitted work] words such as “global warming” or "climate change"…[Bowen and the DOE were not available to comment but another news outlet] identified a second researcher who had received funding from the same DOE program and has also been asked to remove references to climate change… from his grant's abstract…[Funding was not renewed for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-led committee] to help the nation decide how best to act on the information contained in a scientific report…[and its peer-reviewed assessment is being blocked. It has become clear that DOE Secretary Perry and EPA Head Pruitt] are perfectly willing to overrule expert conclusions and scientific findings when it suits them…” click here for more