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Just another example of how people are sold out for quick profits
Originally posted by Byrd
I heard a report about this on NPR this evening.
While it's true that Marburger signed off on things, he may not actually have been that aware of the changes in the document. If you're handed something to read, ask someone to edit it for publication, and are returned things that give the same conclusions (but are tweaked to look more alarming), you might not notice the words that were added.
Particularly if you've got a busy office.
Cooney, as lawyer and lobbyist, is well aware of the power of a few modifiers and in fact made his living from tweaking our language to make statements more favorable to his cause. He may not see a problem with changing "uncertain" to "extremely unlikely" -- but the two don't mean the same and the subtle differences are very critical.
For all you Bush supporters, you can assume that this man is feeding your political candidate a pile of disinformation (or hysteria-based information.) I think he should be censured and dismissed.
These changes made it into final reports that had already been approved by government scientists and senior administration officials.
How do we rationalize this little quirk???
To those who would blame man for everything from global warming to the recent Tsunami this must be a devastating blow...
NASA Spacecraft Measures Unusual 2005 Arctic Ozone Conditions
While the Arctic polar ozone was being chemically destroyed toward the end of winter, stratospheric winds shifted and transported ozone-rich air from Earth's middle latitudes into the Arctic polar region
there still is not sufficient evidence that global warming is a man made phenomenon...