AR-News: Distortion or Lies: When Politics Trumps Good Science.
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Mon Jun 7 20:06:53 EDT 2004
1. Distortion or Lies: When Politics Trumps Good Science.
Why has the United States government disregarded global
consensus on climate change for so long? Why weren't
EPA experts consulted prior to the creation of new Mercury
pollution regulations? Science has increasingly been
manipulated to achieve political aims, and Americans
have lost the ability to protect themselves. Protect our
familes from the misuse of science by signing this
Good science uses the "scientific method" for a reason -
to ensure that we come as close to the unbiased truth
as possible. However, on February 18, 2004, over 60
leading scientists voiced their concern over the Bush
Administration's systematic distortion of scientific facts
in an effort to further its political agenda.
These scientists are so outraged, they signed a letter
condemning the Administration's current policies which
** deliberately stacking advisory panels with political
** censoring and disregarding government scientists and
reports when they conflict with the administration's political
** disbanding scientific panels whose advice conflicted
with the Bush administration's policies.
The integrity of scientific study is critical to those who rely
on scientific analysis to inform policy decisions and to the
American public who depends on the governement to
protect their health and safety.
How can you help? Join America's leading scientists and
urge your representatives to call for legislative and
regulatory action to restore scientific integrity to federal
policymaking. Go to: http://www.care2.com/go/z/14976
2. End "Scientific" Whaling -- The Whale-Killing Loophole
Over 20,000 whales have been killed since commercial
whaling was banned by the International Whaling
Commission in 1986. How? Partly because a loophole
allows any nation to issue itself a permit to kill any number
of whales "for the purposes of scientific research" and
sell the whale meat in supermarkets later!
Some nations, like Japan, continue to expand their
programs of "scientific" killing. In fact, only 11% of
Japanese adults support the killings, and so Japan
has invested in a public relations offensive to convince
the public that whaling is culturally and economically
important to Japan and that whales eat too many fish
and threaten the conservation of fish stocks - a claim
for which there is no scientific basis.
More than 1,400 whales are expected to suffer a long
and torturous death this year alone.
Sign this petition to Japan's Ministry of the Environment,
urging him to stop flouting our international agreement
to protect whales! http://www.care2.com/go/z/14979
3. Inspirational Quote:
As humans, we rely greatly on the environment; often times
we forget just how much it relies on us. That's why each of
us plays a vital role in the protection of this precious resource.
- Tiger Woods
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