Fresh from the Independent’s Los Angeles bureau:
The Bush administration has consistently thwarted efforts by the World Bank to include global warming in its calculations when considering whether to approve major investments in industry and infrastructure, according to documents made public through a watchdog yesterday.
On one occasion, the White House’s pointman at the bank, the now disgraced Paul Wolfowitz, personally intervened to remove the words “climate change” from the title of a bank progress report and ordered changes to the text of the report to shift the focus away from global warming.
Wolfowitz ‘tried to censor World Bank on climate change’ – Independent Online Edition > Americas
Color us jaded, color us cynical, but this just doesn’t surprise us anymore.