Sunday, February 27, 2005

Political Interference with Scientific Determinations

The following article, links and information are from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Check them out! ~~ Deb

Political Interference with Scientific Determinations
Large numbers of agency scientists reported political interference in scientific determinations.

Are scientific abuses endangering wildlife?
A survey of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists reveals political interference in scientific findings has a chilling effect on scientific candor and staff morale, potentially undermining the agency's ability to fulfill its mission of protecting endangered species.

Specific Examples of the Abuse of Science
In conjunction with the scientists' statement on scientific integrity, the Union of Concerned Scientists released two reports detailing multiple examples of the Bush administration's unprecedented manipulation, distortion, and suppression of government science.

Since the two UCS reports were published, the mainstream and scientific media have continued to report abuse after abuse, many of which may have dangerous impacts on our nation's health, safety, and environment. You can find links to some of the most recent news articles detailing specific abuses of science here.

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Friday, February 25, 2005

Why a Topics Board blog instead of a Topics Board message board?

Why not!