The CIA’s Trouble Proving its Worth

The CIA seems to have a fight on its hands to prove the importance of its new Center on Climate Change and National Security. In the furore surrounding the incident aboard Northwest Airlines’ Flight 253, John Barrasso, a Republican senator from Wyoming, has called for hearings on the center which he deems irrelevant when weighed against the threat of terrorism.

Doubting the reality of climate change, Barrasso believes the center lends legitimacy to the green lobby. He represents a poor state that is largely dependent for its livelihood on mining, which generates great amounts of carbon dioxide.

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