Sunday, March 23, 2008

Censoring Science

Do you ever get the feeling that our American government is lying to you?
Well, you might be paranoid. But more likely, you're right.

For years now, Bush Jr. government appointees have been reviewing scientific papers from Federal agencies to assure they “don't conflict with government policy.” Now you might be thinking; gee, shouldn't that be the other way around. Shouldn't government appointees be reviewing policy to assure that it doesn't conflict with science? And of course, you'd be right. But that's not the way things work here in US political world. Here; pseudoscience, mythology, and graft are more important than reality.

As an example; Dr. James Hansen has been the head of the NASA Goddard Space Center for the past 25 years. He is a highly respected scientist - with an attitude problem. You see; he just keeps bringing up that inconvenient reality about global warming. Doesn't he know that here in US political world that global warming isn't supposed to happen?

A new book has been recently published about the obstructions our own government has placed in his way – to keep him from informing us about the truth. And horrifically, this scientist is far from alone.

Here are links to interviews with him and the author of the book CENSORING SCIENCE:

Democracy Now!
National Public Radio

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