Criminal Silence on Climate Change

According to a recent ruling by federal judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, the Bush administration broke the law by failing to present the latest scientific research about global warming to Congress and the public. The ruling comes in response to a 2006 lawsuit filed by three environmental organizations who charged that the Bush administration violated the Global Change Research Act of 1990 by refusing to produce the National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on the United States, which the White House is required to produce every four years. The last report was completed by the Clinton Administration in October 2000 and warned of severe climate change impacts to some regions of the United States.