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Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Truth of Global Warming Hardcover – Bargain Price, December 27, 2007
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In the second half of the book, Bowen seems to rely on the work of Journalist Ross Gelbspan, who shares an interest in how political forces have tried to distort or derail the science of global warming, and some of the material from his own previous book on the study of ice.Read more ›
The first is the tragicomic efforts of the Bush administration to control scientists associated with the federal government and attempts to keep them from taking positions on hot-button issues, such as global warming, that would necessitate policy decisions anathema to the conservative political base. This was a broad-based effort involving scientists at NASA, NOAA, and other government agencies. The focus here, however, was on NASA and one particular scientist. This is the second issue that Bowen discusses thoroughly; James R. Hansen has been involved in research about global warming since the 1970s. His organization, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, has a long tradition of tracking the annual global temperatures and has been finding a slow rise over the decades since the space age began. A third area, less well handled by Bowen but certainly a useful overview for general readers, is the manner in which scientific disciplines and questioning has led to the current state of understanding about the phenomenon of global warming.
The story begins with James Hansen, a global climate change scientist at NASA's Goddard institute for Space Studies in Manhattan, N.Y., and he is clearly the star of "Censoring Science.Read more ›
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A real eye opener. This book describes in terrific detail how the Republican Administration purposefully began a policy of censoring the scientific publications of all government... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Reidboat
The Bush administration's use of NASA for political propaganda was unprecedented. I served under 9 other Presidents. Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by B. Lowrey
This book tells the story of James Hansen, NASA's leading climatologist, and the attempts of the Bush adminstration to hush up his warnings of catastrophic climate change. Read morePublished on June 20, 2009 by Alex De Visscher
I would caution the reader not to be discouraged by the first 100 pages which are a detailed account of the back and forth exchange of memos and directives handed down from NASA... Read morePublished on September 18, 2008 by Hydra
I have had the opportunity to hear James Hansen deliver a lecture, and he is truly inspiring to many of us in the environmental field. Read morePublished on August 8, 2008 by Glenn Gallagher
It used to require bad drugs or hard liquor if one wished to hide from reality and get wasted. Now the federal government quite intentionally shields everyone from frustrating and... Read morePublished on May 3, 2008 by Jim Harrigan
Living in Phoenix and continually experiencing record-setting temperatures, I don't need another book to remind me of global warming. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Loyd Eskildson
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If you want to know just how far BushCo has gone in collaboration with Big Oil and Big Coal in general, and folks like... Read more
This is a timely and important book about the lengths that climate change deniers will go to suppress solid science and its policy implications. Read morePublished on March 5, 2008 by doomsdayer520