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Sunday, January 29, 2006

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 Climate expert says NASA trying to muzzle him

The latest battle in BushCo's war on science:
NASA's top climate scientist said the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture in December calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases, The New York Times said on Saturday.

In an interview with the newspaper, James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, said that officials at the space agency's headquarters had ordered the public affairs staff to review his lectures, papers, postings on the Goddard Web site and requests for interviews from journalists.

'They feel their job is to be this censor of information going out to the public,' the Times quoted Hansen as saying, adding that the scientist planned to ignore the new restrictions.

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