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Climate scientist claims Stephen Harper's government muzzled experts

Says cabinet ignored input of scientists while preparing government's response to global warming.

Author Andrew Weaverby Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight

VICTORIA, September 25, 2008 — In a recent phone interview with the Georgia Straight, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver joked that he hasn't received any thank-you cards from the Conservative party for his new book, Keeping Our Cool: Canada in a Warming World (Viking Canada, $34).

Weaver, a lead author of three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, claimed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet have ignored the input of scientists while preparing the government's response to global warming.

"They were making policy without even consulting their environmental scientists," Weaver charged. "I know that for a fact.". . .

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  Climate scientist claims Stephen Harper's government has muzzled experts, by Charlie Smith, The Georgia Straight, September 25, 2008

Posted: September 25, 2008

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