The shameless attempt to deny the American public the truth about climate impacts continue. As the AP reports:
Testimony that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planned to give yesterday to a Senate committee about the impact of climate change on health was significantly edited by the White House, according to two sources familiar with the documents.
Specific scientific references to potential health risks were removed after Julie L. Gerberding submitted a draft of her prepared remarks to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review.
Instead, Gerberding’s prepared testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee included few details on what effects climate change could have on the spread of disease….
A CDC official familiar with both versions said Gerberding’s draft “was eviscerated.”
Wouldn’t want the public knowing the health impacts of its do-nothing climate policy.
If you’d like to see the original testimony, here it is, courtesy of Climate Science Watch. Compare that to the eviscerated version here. Stunning and petty at the same time.
Must our long national climate nightmare continue for another 15 months?