"A Passing: Rick Piltz, a Bush-Era Whistleblower"

"Rick Piltz, a gutsy whistleblower who revealed a pattern of politically torqued rewriting of climate science reports during the first term of President George W. Bush, died early Saturday morning after a fight with cancer.

He worked largely under the radar in his many years in the government climate science bureaucracy, but became a passionate defender of climate science and campaigner for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions as a blogger and speaker after leaving government in 2005.

A healthy democracy needs more people like Piltz. This is just as true under a Democratic administration as it was in the Bush years."

Andrew C. Revkin reports for Dot Earth in the New York Times October 19, 2014.


"Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists' Grant Proposals" (Mother Jones/Climate Desk)

"The GOP Intensifies Its Attacks On The National Science Foundation" (io9)

"Scientists Leave GOP Due To Attitudes Toward Science" (Salt Lake Tribune: 8/28/13)

Source: Dot Earth, 10/20/2014