The White House

May 8, 2008

As part of our research, we were asked to watch the following video.

I’ve summerised some of the main points below:

  • The White House reviews all climate related press releases.
  • Scientific papers are heavily edited by the White House to make climate change seem less threatening.
  • Those arguing against research into the effects of climate change are not climate scientists, but lawyers, politicians and lobbyists.
  • Edits often read along the following lines – these reports are then presented to Congress and the American public. ‘Earth is undergoing rapid change’, becomes ”Earth may be undergoing rapid change

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