Censorship at the Smithsonian

Submitted by dbigwood on Fri, 11/16/2007 - 10:27

It seems museums feel censorship pressures also, this time the Smithsonian.

Some government scientists have complained that officials at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History took steps to downplay global warming in a 2006 exhibit on the Arctic to avoid a political backlash, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.

The museum's director, Cristián Samper, ordered last-minute changes to the exhibit's script to add "scientific uncertainty" about climate change, according to internal documents and correspondence.