NBC Evening News for Monday, May 08, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Hager) OMB reported altering scientists' conclusions with regard to global warming, or "greenhse. effect." [During Senator sub-committee on science hearing, Dr. James HANSEN - says he was ordered by Bush administration to change his conclusions with regard to seriousness of global warming situation.] [Scientist Jerry MALMAN - comments on having to change testimony from earlier hearing.] [Senator Albert GORE - discusses situation with scientists.] Admin.'s reticence in taking costly steps to reduce pollution levels noted. White House spokesperson Marlin Fitzwater quoted on screen with regard to testimony changes. [HANSEN - says he fears retribution.]