Friday, June 10, 2005

A White House official who once led the oil industry's fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents.
In handwritten notes on drafts of several reports issued in 2002 and 2003, the official, Philip A. Cooney, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports.

A guy (don't know name, sorry) on the Al Franken Show said we need to turn this guy into a household name and I agree. The way Benedict Arnold is a Household name. Say your boss is telling you he's giving you an extended vacation and you suspect you're being fired, you could say "Don't Cooney me man." The harm he was willing to do to human kind is astronomical and there are so many Cooney's in the wings of the White House. We need to let them know they will be hated and reviled forever if they choose the Cooney way.

Efforts by the Bush administration to highlight uncertainties in science pointing to human-caused warming have put the United States at odds with other nations and with scientific groups at home.

Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, who met with President Bush at the White House yesterday, has been trying to persuade him to intensify United States efforts to curb greenhouse gases. Mr. Bush has called only for voluntary measures to slow growth in emissions through 2012.

Did you really think you had that kind of relationship with the Chimp in Chief Tony? You thought you had a little give and take kind of thing going on? Sorry Tony, no matter how much good you try to accomplish, you'll always be a Cooney to us.

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