Smithsonian Alters Climate Exhibition

Smithsonian Alters Climate Exhibition
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: May 22, 2007
The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibition on Arctic climate change, fearing that it would anger Congress and the Bush administration, a former museum administrator said. The official text of the exhibition was rewritten to minimize and add uncertainty about the relationship between global warming and people, said the former official, Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History. Officials omitted scientists’ interpretations of some research and let visitors draw their own conclusions from the data, Mr. Sullivan said. In addition, graphs were altered “to show that global warming could go either way,” he said. Museum officials denied that political concerns had influenced the exhibition, saying the changes were made to increase objectivity.

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  1. This is yet another document case of the current Administrations deliberate suppression of scientists evaluation of globial warming, including that recent paper that was edited.
    There might be no direct connection here, but it is fairly obvious that the “Museum Officials” are lying through their teeth.
    I think the only lasting legacy of the Bush Jr. administration will be the years and years of uncovered shenanigans that we can look foward to.

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