Thursday, March 12, 2009

*****BUSH APPOINTEE WRITTEN, Leaked EPA draft highlights new research on climate risks
Notably, the draft includes no authors from the Obama administration. A Bush administration draft (pdf), written last June, listed acting EPA air chief Robert Meyers, a political appointee, among its authors and contributors.  In the latest 161-page document, dated March 9, EPA officials include several new studies highlighting how a warming planet is likely to mean more intense U.S. heat waves and hurricanes, shifting migration patterns for plants and wildlife, and the possibility of up to a foot of global sea level rise in the next century.