Censoring Science: Inside the Political Attack on Dr. James Hansen and the Surprising Truth About Global Warming

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From acclaimed writer and physicist Mark Bowen, Censoring Science tells the true story of the Bush administration's censorship of the world's preeminent climatologist, and the science behind global warming that they do not want you to know.

The facts don't lie:
• 2005 was the warmest year since the invention of the thermometer.
• 2006 is on track to become the hottest year ...

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From acclaimed writer and physicist Mark Bowen, Censoring Science tells the true story of the Bush administration's censorship of the world's preeminent climatologist, and the science behind global warming that they do not want you to know.

The facts don't lie:
• 2005 was the warmest year since the invention of the thermometer.
• 2006 is on track to become the hottest year ever recorded in the United States.
• The six hottest years on record have occurred in the last eight years, and the twenty-two hottest years on record have occurred in the last twenty-six years.

Preeminent climatologist and leading NASA scientist Dr. James Hansen has been studying climate for over three decades. It was his testimony to a Senate committee in 1988 that first brought the threat of global warming to the world's attention. In January 2006, news broke that the Bush administration had been attempting to censor Dr. Hansen—obscuring his message and suppressing the vast body of his scientific work, which unequivocally demonstrates the reality and immense danger of global warming.

Now, for the first time and with unfiltered access, writer and physicist Mark Bowen finally tells the exclusive story of Hansen's decades-long battle to bring the truth about global warming to light. Censoring Science illuminates the real science behind global warming and maintains that we can still prevent environmental disaster, while both strengthening our economy and our national security. In the tradition of Ron Suskind's blockbuster bestseller, The Price of Loyalty, Censoring Science exposes the truth behind the administration's spin doctors, and shares the inside story of one of the most important and influential scientists of our time.

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Dr. James Hansen is recognized the world's foremost climatologist and the scientist whose 1988 expert testimony helped focus media attention on global warming; but he's not a happy camper. In the recent years, the influential longtime director of NASA's Goddard Institute has become a vocal critic of Bush and Clinton administration policies on climate change, which Dr. Hansen argues is accelerating at a rate that could soon become irreversible. In Censoring Science, trained physicist Mark Bowen offers the most comprehensive summary yet of Hansen's alarming findings and what they could mean for our survival.
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Science journalist Bowen (Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains) tells the story of Dr. James Hansen, a climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and his suppressed attempts to warn the public about global warming and climate change. Bowen details how NASA's press office, under pressure from the Bush administration, censored or toned down press releases and prevented scientists from speaking to the media. In rambling and digressive detail, the author recounts how a Bush political appointee redacted scientific reports to describe global warming as an unproven theory. This work is partly a biography of Hansen and partly an explanation of climatology, and it shows what goes wrong when science and politics mix. The bleak subject matter-global warming and censorship-makes for depressing reading. Bowen's seemingly endless descriptions of NASA's office politics beg for editing, and his text, which is not organized chronologically, reads as if it were stitched together from shorter pieces. Recommended only for larger research libraries. [For better accounts on the Bush administration's attacks on science, see Chris Mooney's The Republican War on Scienceand Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming.-Ed.]
—Jeffrey Beall

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An eye-opening account of government efforts to silence the nation's leading climate scientist. Hansen, long-time director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies and adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, made headlines in early 2006 when he refused to buckle under government pressure to soft-pedal warnings on the dangerous reality of global warming. In this understated but important book, author and physicist Bowen (Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains, 2005) demonstrates how science news makes its way into the media from deep within the labyrinthine space agency. Since the agency's founding in 1958, reporters have had direct access to NASA scientists. That changed in recent years, writes Bowen, when high-level NASA political appointees began trying to control scientists' conversations with the media, especially about climate science and global warming. Drawing on interviews, e-mails and documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Bowen tells a chilling story of deliberate efforts by senior NASA managers, acting in concert with the Bush White House, to play up uncertainties and minimize dangers regarding global warming. Never made in writing, directives were generally issued orally, and in closed-door meetings, to NASA public-affairs officers, who were asked to act against their own principles and obtain approval from appointees before scientists could speak to the media. Hansen spoke out on 60 Minutes, noting government efforts to restrict his statements on 2005 as the warmest year on record. Bowen details the manipulations; shows how conservative NASA press officer GeorgeDeutsch was scapegoated as a rogue trying to control Hansen (while higher-ups declared an open-door media policy); and reveals how the White House "orchestrated" censorship on climate science at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and elsewhere. Amid the attack on credible, unbiased science, writes Bowen, Hansen despairs that no real progress is being made on global warming. A must-read not just for environmentalists but for all politically conscientious readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525950141
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Bowen is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Thin Ice, which was praised as “one of the best books yet published on climate change” (New York Review of Books) and named the best science book of 2005 by NPR's Living on Earth. An avid climber with a Ph.D. in physics from MIT, Bowen has written articles for Climbing, Natural History, and Technology Review.

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Table of Contents


The Cardinal Rule     1
This Is Coming from the Top     27
A Dirty Little Secret     51
... Because the White House Has a No Surprises Rule     64
Gretchen, Do Not E-mail Me on This     98
A Theory of Government We Must Vociferously Oppose     143
Congratulations for Your "Non Award"     162
The Veil of Venus     191
A Logical, Well-Reasoned Conclusion     221
Me, Too     264
Sources and Suggested Reading     307
Acknowledgments     309
Index     313
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    James Hanson was able to stay on the job at NASA, something the

    James Hanson was able to stay on the job at NASA, something the Bush administration could have terminated, and was allowed to both continue as a government employee and travel while pontificating about global warming. The e-mail disclosures from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia exposed Mr. Hanson's colleagues as the conspiracy it was, that is to say, they were the REAL deniers of science. If you want a book about the war on science in this area, get the Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming by Chris Horner or S. Fred Singer's book Unstoppable Global Warming. (both available at B&N) Look up the Petition Project online or youtube's The Great Global Warming Swindle.

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