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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Former Hurricane Center Director Contradicts Democrats' Political Pressure Claims

You mean the Waxman Committee is a political witch hunt? Who knew?

The former director of the National Hurricane Center says political pressure did not cause him to change his congressional testimony to downplay the link between global warming and hurricanes  contradicting the findings of a Democratic led investigation released Monday.

"I can truthfully say that no one told me at any time what to say in regard to possible impacts of climate change on tropical cyclones," said Max Mayfield in an e-mail to ABC News.

Mayfield was responding to questions about a section in a new report titled "Political Interference With Climate Change Science Under the Bush Administration"  the end result of a 16-month investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The committee is chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.

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