Bush “distorted” climate change reports

The Bush administration has routinely suppressed and distorted communication of climate change science to the public, said a climate specialist at Nasa’s Goddard Institute on Tuesday.
In one instance of political interference described by Nasa specialist, Drew Shindell, a press release he drafted in 2004 about global warming in Antarctica was “repeatedly delayed, altered and watered down” by Nasa headquarters.

Rick Piltz, a former government official who edited reports on climate change, said he resigned from his post in 2005 in protest against the Bush administration impeding communication on ­climate science and its implications.