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(22).
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." (23 ).
A victim of global warming is old growth forest, Researcher author Phillip van Mantgem said "Tree death rates have more than doubled,". His research team investigated old growth tree deaths from 1955 to 2007. the study trees died even though there was no logging development or other major activities in the study areas (24 ).
0ther effects of global warming is migratory birds are migrating farther north than the did 40 years ago, according to a study from the Audubon Society (25 ). Polar Ice caps are melting and the Ocean level has risen by seven inches. (26 ). Like Officer Barbrady of South Park, some say, nothing to see here move on.
Under Bush the number air quality inspectors fell by 12 percent, and the number of inspection also dropped by 34 percent. Bush appointed Mark Rey, the undersecretary of Natural Resources and Environment at the Department of Agriculture, he fought Northwest Forest Plan on behalf of timber companies. Another is Interior Secretary Gale Norton was lead attorney for the Mountain States Legal Foundation, that represented oil companies demanding access to public lands in the West (27 ).