September 30, 2004

Bipartisan Slate of Scientists Begins Speaking Tour Today

USA Today 09/28/04 p.6 D

"Leading scientists and engineers critical of the Bush administration's science policies Monday unveiled plans for a speaking tour in 10 voter battleground states. A bipartisan speaker's slate that includes 10 Nobel Prize winners as well as former federal health and science officials, “Scientists and Engineers for Change” will kick off its first talk today at the University of Oregon. The subject: global warming. “The current administration isn't paying attention to science,” says spokesman Vint Cerf, a former defense research official. The group's complaints follow a Union of Concerned Scientists report critical of the administration's handling of science in areas ranging from global warming to public health. John Marburger, who heads the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, has defended the administration's science policies and called accusations of politicized science “wrong and misleading.”"

Posted by jmellicant at September 30, 2004 05:12 PM