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Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

"About 600 scientists and engineers, including former employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have signed on to letters urging the head of that agency, Kathryn Sullivan, to push back against political interference in science."

Source: NPR, 12/07/2015

USDA Muzzles Scientist Who Probes Neonic Pesticide, RNA Interference

"Until fairly recently, Jonathan Lundgren enjoyed a stellar career as a government scientist. An entomologist who studies how agrichemicals affect the  ecology of farm fields, he has published nearly 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals ....  But recently, things have changed. His work has 'triggered an official campaign of harassment, hindrance, and retaliation' from his superiors, Lundgren alleged in an official complaint filed with USDA scientific integrity authorities last year."

Source: Mother Jones, 12/04/2015

"Columbia Disputes Exxon Mobil on Climate Risk Articles"

"The dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism published a letter on Tuesday strongly disputing accusations by Exxon Mobil that journalists from the school had produced inaccurate and misleading articles about the company’s knowledge of the risks of climate change."

Source: NY Times, 12/02/2015

Exxon Takes Aim at Columbia University Journalists Over Climate Reports

"ExxonMobil is hurling ethics accusations against a team of Columbia University journalists whose reporting helped stoke calls for probes into whether the company deliberately misled the public about climate change."

Source: Politico, 12/01/2015

Standoff Over Climate Study Provokes National Uproar By Scientists

"A top House lawmaker’s confrontation with government researchers over a groundbreaking climate change study is provoking a national backlash from scientists, who say his campaign represents the most serious threat Congress has posed to scientific freedom."

Source: Wash Post, 11/25/2015

"Top Lawmaker Rebutted on Climate Study Accusation"

"The escalating struggle between an influential House Republican and government scientists over their pivotal study of global warming now turns on accusations that they rushed to publish their findings to advance President Obama’s agenda on climate change. But a spokeswoman for Science, the prestigious peer-reviewed journal that in June published the paper by climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in an interview that their research was subject to a longer, more intensive review than is customary."

Source: Wash Post, 11/24/2015

Corporate Money Fueled PR Campaign for Climate Doubt Over Two Decades

"Climate change has long been a highly polarizing topic in the United States, with Americans lining up on opposite sides depending on their politics and worldview. Now a scientific study sheds new light on the role played by corporate money in creating that divide."

Source: Wash Post, 11/24/2015

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