Wednesday, June 04, 2008

"Change we can believe in" vs. "the science of denial"

Media and politics meet science again ... and probably not for the last time during this election cycle. In his victory speech in Minneapolis, MN last night, Barack Obama call for a renewed "commitment to science and innovation."

This stands in stark contrast to a New York Times editorial today criticizing the current administration for working "overtime to manipulate or conceal scientific evidence" and for placing political appointees in NASA's public affairs office "that ... presented information about global warming 'in a manner that reduced, marginalized or mischaracterized climate-change science made available to the general public.'"

(Click here for the full editorial.)