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Environment

Where's the Outrage?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyFebruary 15, 2006 10:39 PM

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The Progress Report just picked up on the news that Bush may have met with Michael Crichton on global warming, but with that exception, this story doesn't seem to be getting nearly the traction that it ought to. I'm going to order Fred Barnes' book to get more details. Meanwhile, if this report is true, it's interesting to contemplate what that would say about the role of Bush science adviser John Marburger, who is supposed to be ensuring that the president is well informed about matters of science. Either way, the news doesn't look good for Marburger. On the one hand, if he arranged the Crichton meeting, that means that he himself would have participated in channeling dubious science to the president. But on the other hand, if Marburger didn't have anything to do with the meeting, that would suggest that it's easy to go right around him to feed the president questionable science advice...

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