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News :: Environment
NOAA Scientist Barred from Mentioning ‘Kyoto’ and 'Climate Change'
12 Dec 2006
By Jim Erickson
December 11, 2006

"It seems more like Nazi Germany or the
Soviet Union than the United States,"
“A federal climate scientist in Boulder says his boss told him never to utter
the word Kyoto and tried to bar him from using the phrase climate change
at a conference. The allegations come as federal investigators probe whether
Bush administration officials tried to block government scientists from speaking
freely about global warming and attempted to censor their research… Pieter
Tans, a senior scientist at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration’s Boulder laboratory, said the ban on using the word Kyoto was
issued about four years ago. ‘We were under instructions not to use the word
Kyoto, which of course is absurd,’ said Tans, who measures levels of carbon
dioxide at NOAA’s Global Monitoring Division. He has worked for the agency
since 1990.”

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