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FT backs up wbp on Da-boub. Today's FT confirms two lines of investigation pursued by wbp over the past days into the actions of Wolfowitz-appointee Juan José Daboub. Daboub has been caught red handed tinkering with World Bank policies on health and climate change.

Robert Watson, Bank chief scientist, told the FT that Daboub tried to take out some references to climate change completely and, in other cases, replaced it with the phrases "climate risk" and "climate variability", which convey greater uncertainty over the human impact on climate. Watson said: "My inference was that the words -'climate change' to him implied human-induced -climate change and he still thought it was a theory and was not proved yet."

Maybe we were too generous in thinking that Daboub will go after evolution next ... there's still that 'round earth' theory to deflate.

Jeff Powell ~ April 25, 2007


 
 
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