It is strange that the author identities and contact information are redacted. As civil servants being supported by the taxpayer, they should have their identities be completely transparent to the public. In any case, if there is a CRS report on the everyCRSreport website, then there usually is a copy somewhere on the internet where author names are not redacted.
One other piece of feedback . . . the graphs on this report are in the pdf, but not html . . . the text refers to the graphs a lot, so the html doesn’t make much sense. It would be good to have the graphs, or, failing that, good to make it more prominent that they are in the pdf . . .
Great to see, with concern noted above. Some feedback . . . the search experience (the weird pop-out thing) is not very good and doesn’t seem to work very well. For example, searching for ‘climate change’ doesn’t find this report.
I would think that here lies the worry. If public support is a goal/benefit, will CRS benefit from a well-funded lobbying effort to make its summary of climate science include other viewpoints? Are they ready for a scored vote demanding some change?
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