The Union of Concerned Scientists recently published the results of an investigation into the administration's misuse of science called "Scientific Integrity in Policymaking," with a letter signed by over 60 leading scientists, including 20 Nobel Laureates. Pres Bush's science adviser Dr John Marburger III's response was hardly reassuring, where part of his defense was to use the common tactic to delay action by calling for "more research," while in other cases he used verbal sleight of hand to avoid addressing the actual change. Krider details how the politicization of Science in the Bush administration.
The Politicization of Science in the Bush Administration
THERE'S A WAR GOING ON-and not just the one in Iraq. This conflict may not get as much media play, but it could have just as great an impact on our safety, national prestige, and longterm economic health. It is a war over the integrity of science itself, and the casualties are everywhere: career scientists and enforcement officials are resigning en masse from government agencies, citing an inability to do their jobs due to what they see as die ruthless politicization of science by the Bush administration. Bruce Boler, Marianne Horinko, Rich Biondi, J. P. Suarez and Eric Schaeffer are among those who have resigned from the EPA alone. In a letter to The New York Times, former EPA administrator Russell Train, who worked for both ...