After raising various objections, Anderson says, the TCEQ recently moved to delete references to rising sea levels — regardless of cause — as well as sedimentation problems caused by dams and other human influences. To make things crystal clear, the agency conveniently activated "track changes" in Microsoft Word and provided a copy of the chapter to the scientists. Entire paragraphs and sentences were deleted, as were references to peer-reviewed papers at the end. In one case, TCEQ converted "rising sea levels" to "changing sea levels".The most surprising thing about the report? They know how to use track changes...
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When confronted with science, just stick your head in the sand
A scary report from nature providing evidence that Governor Rick Perry's administration has censored a scientific report on Galveston Bay to remove any reference to rising sea levels and sedimentation problems due to human influence.