In addition to drowning polar bears and winning Al Gore a Nobel Prize, climate change may have serious public health consequences. But thanks to Vice President Cheney, you may not find out what those health implications are until you feel them. Today a former Environmental Protection Agency official said Cheney pushed for the deletion of key components of congressional testimony.
Jason Burnett, who until recently served as senior adviser on climate change to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, claims that Cheney lobbied for six of the 14 pages of testimony by Center for Disease Control Director Julie Gerberding to be redacted from congressional record. Those deleted pages included a list of the most likely and profound health consequences of global climate change.
As reported by the Associated Press, Burnett believes Cheney sought the reductions to prevent future regulation of carbon dioxide emission. Originally, the White House said the pages were deleted because the science underlying the assertions was inaccurate. The content of the six deleted pages is still unknown, and continuing investigations into White House influence over government scientists promise to uncover even more similar actions.
They censored the CDC in regards to formayldehyde trailers after Katrina. Is anyone really surprised?
Wow, Just what one would expect from a Tabloid.
Again, Please Remove "Science" from your name, you no longer deserve to use it.
You might also want to quit using the more expensive paper and go to the much cheaper newprint paper like the Star etc.
No Proof, but "Promised" allegations
Nothing about the Bush administration (the worst administration in American history) even fazes me anymore. It would be pointless to seek an well disserved impeachment this late in the game so we might as well just wait it out until Jan 20, 2009 when the next Inauguration takes place. Who ever wins, they are going to have no heck of a mess to clean up.
ND3G......you think its bad now, wait til the lemmings put BHO in office......
Barry,Nancy & Harry talk about your 3 stooges
I believe Cheney is well justified in deleting those reports as the EPA is over regulating air standards to ridiculous extremes. There still is no consensus that CO2 drives climate change and it benefits plant growth mostly.
Just go to this site: http://www.canada.com
and lookup the 'The Deniers' series to see what a crock AGW is. CO2 is not a poisonous gas but a benign GHG. It no more causes diseases than farts cause asphyxiation
Further proof: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2008/06/28/lawrence-solomon-what-i-told-the-petroleum-club.aspx
Hansen should be tried and convicted of science fraud!
As any person with a IQ higher than 80 knows, the higher the CO2 level from burning carbon fuels, the lower the O2 levels. Do we want the world enviroment to become so poluted that we have to do what Japan did in the past? Have O2 stations every 200 feet to prevent people from passing out from lax of Oxygen? (and over doses of CO?). I worked at places where I had to wear O2 equipment because the air was poluted with petrochemicals, (petrochemical based perfumed products to be precise). Plus research has proven that plants have a limit to how much CO2 that plants can process. At 30% higher levels of CO2, research shows that most even plant growth will drop by 3% over today's plant level of growth.