I've written about global warming, and how we seem to be ignoring it. I knew there were other areas that our government is manipulating the data, but this article,"The struggle over science," in the BBC news provides some interesting new information.
Russell Train, an administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under Republican Presidents Nixon and Ford. He says: "How radically we have moved away from regulation based on professional analysis of scientific data ...to regulation controlled by the White House and driven by political considerations."
None of this is a surprise to anyone reading the newspapers. Many people will dismiss this as just more partisan wrangling. Yet I don't think this is the case. The same BBC article has the following paragraph.
For more than a year, the nationally well-regarded Union of Concerned Scientists - a non-partisan body - has been receiving hundreds of signatures backing the Union's call for regulatory and legislative action to restore scientific integrity to policy making. To date no fewer than 7,600 scientists have signed, including 49 Nobel Laureates.
Sounds like the problem is real.