Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Inconvenient Truth

Environmentalism is not science so much as it is ideology. Don't get the results you want from a study? Well then, just hush them up! Never let little things like facts get in the way- even if the thing you're supporting actually causes more environmental damage. By trying to hide the results of this study the government is essentially admitting that this isn't about the environment so much as it is about the appearance of doing things the politically correct way.

A government report that found old-fashioned reusable nappies damage the environment more than disposables has been hushed up because ministers are embarrassed by its findings.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has instructed civil servants not to publicise the conclusions of the £50,000 nappy research project and to adopt a “defensive” stance towards its conclusions.

Restricted Whitehall documents, seen by The Sunday Times, show that the government is so concerned by the “negative laundry options” outlined in the report, it has told its media managers not to give its conclusions any publicity.

Thanks to Clayton Cramer for this one.

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