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Australian Scientists Say Their Climate Change Concerns Were Censored

Three senior scientists working for Australia's top scientific organization say its officials blocked them from publicly voicing concerns about climate change.

The scientists made the allegations in a television program airing Monday on Australia's ABC television. The climate change experts, who worked for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, say they were censored because their views reflected badly on government policy.

Australia's environment minister, Ian Campbell, says the government does not support the censorship of scientists. The opposition Labor Party has called for a probe into the allegations.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP .