A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
Sixty distinguished scientists last month criticized the Bush administration for how it uses scientific information in making policy, how it handles the selection of scientists for federal advisory panels, and other scientific issues. The current and former director of the federal Office of Science and Technology Policy join Diane to talk about this statement and the questions it raises.
- Dr. Neal Lane former Presidential Science advisor and former director of the National Science Foundation
- Dr. John Marburger Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
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