Q: Was this sort of censorship the Bush administration had engaged in earlier the main reason you had resigned from the Climate Change Science Program?
RP: I just found the situation there unworkable. I was a senior associate in the office that coordinates the federal agencies that support research on climate and global environmental change. We were dealing with a very different situation when the Bush-Cheney regime change occurred in 2001. There had been major National Assessment of Climate Change impacts that had been done under the program and had come out – and that even back then came to some of the same sorts of findings that they're reporting now. They suppressed all official use of and reference to that report.
Climate change science and government action: Interview on KPFK-FM Los Angeles
RP: ClimateScienceWatch director Rick Piltz