Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Why does anyone fear them so much?

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:22 AM Permalink

Since I'm not convinced that global warming is a man-made thing, or that man can even do anything about it, I really don't mind that the Smithsonian "injected more uncertainty" into their recent exhibit on global warming.
Excerpt: Among other things, the script, or official text, of last year's exhibit was rewritten to minimize and inject more uncertainty into the relationship between global warming and humans, said Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Also, officials omitted scientists' interpretation of some research and let visitors draw their own conclusions from the data, he said. In addition, graphs were altered "to show that global warming could go either way," Sullivan said.
What I do intensely resent, however, is the reason they did it:
Excerpt: The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the museum.

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