Wednesday News Round-Up

TCEQ seeks to delete climate change references in Galveston Bay report, launching academic freedom concerns

On Monday a Rice University professor accused Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.environmental agency of systematically deleting all references to climate change and sea-level rise from an article he wrote about changes in Galveston Bay.

The deletions are ideological and political, said John Anderson,professor of oceanography at Rice. “I don’t think there is any question but that their motive is to tone this thing down as it relates to global change,” Anderson said. “…It’s not about the science. It’s all politics.”  Story at Houston Chronicle
Related: SciGuy: Texas on the verge of limiting academic freedom of climate scientists
Update: Rice professor accepts Gulf article’s fate

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