Creepy, But Unsurprising

I am late on this, so you probably have seen it, but the EPA was apparently working hard to make sure that the settled science remained settled, but shutting up anyone who dissented from its conclusions.

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From Odd Citizen.  More at Watts Up With That.

Though less subtle than I would have expected, this should come as no surprise to readers of my series on the recent government climate report.  All even-handed discussion or inclusion of data that might muddy the core message have been purged from a document that is far more like an advocacy group press release than a scientific document.

Update: More here.

Update #2: I understand those who are skeptical of this, and feel this may have been some kind of entirely justified rebuff.  I have folks all the time sending me emails begging me to post their articles as guest authors on this blog and I say no to them all, and there is no scandal to that.  Thomas Fuller, and environmental writer for the San Francisco Examiner, was skeptical at first as well.  His story here.

  • hunter

    This is to be expected. The leadership of AGW has been asserting ‘the science is settled’ for so long, the functionaries perceive few choices other than to suppress anything that disputes that assertion.

  • Robinson

    Bad link to SFE (is it just me?).

  • ACommentator

    As seems increasingly the case with anything to do with climate change (and environmental issues in general), politics (and ideology) leads, and everything else suffers (except for the parochial interests of the advocates themselves, that is)….

  • Carter

    EPA Administrator said in January 2009 that her policy would be to apply sound science, follow the law and be transparent in her decisions as EPA Administrator. She violated all-three pledges in this one action to disregard public comment on rule making!!

  • kuhnkat

    Here is an interesting paper from 2008 by an Alan Carlin.

    http://carlineconomics.googlepages.com/CarlinWhy.pdf

    Wonder if this is part of what is being ignored??