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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

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More Evidence of Whitehouse GW Censorship

(via ThinkProgress)

A series of emails just released by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) show CNBC requesting an interview with NOAA's Tom Knutson about a month after Katrina to ask about the Global Warming - Hurricane link.

Waxman wrote in a letter:

CNBC’s request was forwarded from NOAA to Chuck Fuqua in your office. Mr. Fuqua is currently a press officer. He used to be the Director of Media Operations for the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Upon receiving the request, Mr. Fuqua emailed back to NOAA, “what is Knutson’s position on global warming vs. decadal cycles? is he consistent with Bell and Landsea?”

NOAA responded to Mr. Fuqua that Dr. Knutson projected a “very small increase in hurricane intensity” due to increased greenhouse gas pollution. Mr. Fuqua responded, “why can’t we have one of the other guys then?” This apparently ended the matter. NOAA’s Daily Media Tracking Log states that the request for the interview with Dr. Knutson was subsequently denied.

Gary Bell and Chris Landsea are in the camp that believes natural cycles and not global warming are causing the observed increase in powerful storms.

Nothing new here folks...

[Update: Salon.com has a lot more to add here. It was apparently their initiative that uncovered these emails in the first place]



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