Global warming and greenhouse gases are a major concern with people now. This isn't always the case.
On March 28th 2001 President Bush (Jr) withdrew the US from the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty to reduce greenhouse gases. Because he believed it would hurt the US economy (1 ).
By 2001, over 2,000 from 100 countries comprised the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(2 ).
The Bush (Jr) administration tried to intimate American scientist and climate change experts who disagreed with them on climate change (3 ).
Scientist and economist have been offered ten thousand dollars each by a lobbying firm with close ties to oil companies. The payments where for articles critical of the UN's (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report on climate change (4 ).
The Pentagon did a study that showed climate change would have a disastrous effect on America's "National Security" (5 ).
The Bush Administrations stand on any Global Warming science that disagrees with their policies, is to hunt for "facts", sometimes it's a long hunt, especially when science doesn't agree. Bush's Global Warming hunting expedition includes National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences, scientific teams with the EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA. So far no such luck. People hunt for the Loch ness monster too and they'll find nessy before Bush will find his facts(6 ).
Bush (Jr) appointee to the CDC Dr. Julie Gerberding tenure has been marked with criticism that she scarified science in the name of politics. Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health said "In the last eight years across the board in government, politics has been trumping science,". One of the allegations is that she allowed the Bush Administration to censor her Congressional testimony on climate change one of the alleged statements that were removed was "catastrophic weather events such as heat waves and hurricanes are expected to become more frequent, severe and costly." (7 ).