Just another Reality-based bubble in the foam of the multiverse.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

And smoking is good for you, too.

Just ask the White House.

...The original, unedited testimony presented to Congress by Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and obtained by ABC News was 14 pages long, but the White House Office of Management and Budget edited the final version down to a mere six pages.

Scientists and public health organizations called the move "frustrating," "terrible" and "appalling." The edits essentially deleted all sections that referred to climate change as a public health concern -- including the risks of increased food-borne and waterborne diseases, worsening extreme weather events, worsening air pollution and the effect of heat stress on humans...

But look at all those cases of frostbite you avoid when you're dying of thirst in the desert and/or drowning in a tidal surge in New Orleans.

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