Monday, May 21, 2007

Smithsonian tones down Global Warming exhibit

In order to cater to the madness of this administration, the Smithsonian has actually lowered their standards (or standards I thought they had anyway), to cater to the view of this administration that Global Warming is a non issue. What a disgrace, this country is going down the toilet and has a giant yellow streak of cowardice.

(CBS/AP) The Smithsonian Institution toned down an exhibit on climate change in the Arctic for fear of angering Congress and the Bush administration, says a former administrator at the U.S. museum.

Among other things, the script, or official text, of last year's exhibit was rewritten to minimize and inject more uncertainty into the relationship between global warming and humans, said Robert Sullivan, who was associate director in charge of exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Also, officials omitted scientists' interpretation of some research and let visitors draw their own conclusions from the data, he said. In addition, graphs were altered "to show that global warming could go either way,"

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