NASA official cries censorship
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A NASA climate expert says the Bush administration is trying to stop him from warning the public about the link between man-made greenhouse gases and global warming, The New York Times reported this week. James Hansen, director of NASAs Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has made a string of public speeches saying that climate change would render Earth a different planet unless emissions from automobiles and other pollution sources are drastically reduced. He said NASA headquarters has ordered public affairs specialists to censor all his future speeches and papers. A NASA spokesman said Hansen is simply being subjected to the same clearance procedures that apply to all NASA employees.