08 June 2005
No wonder it's hard to convince everyone of this iminent problem...
It's a lot easier to convince the public to go along with your hare-brained schemes if you're willing to flat-out LIE. In today's New York Times:
Bush Aide Softened Greenhouse Gas Links to Global Warming
A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.
Mr. Cooney is chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the office that helps devise and promote administration policies on environmental issues.
Before going to the White House in 2001, he was the "climate team leader" and a lobbyist at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade group representing the interests of the oil industry. A lawyer with a bachelor's degree in economics, he has no scientific training.
Then again, maybe all their lies aren't working so well.
Why do I continue to be amazed by these people?
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