07 July 2005

Bush warms to Kyoto Treaty

On his way to meeting with world leaders in Gleneagles, Scotland for the G8 (Group of 8) summit, President George W. Bush made an about-face and reversed the Republican Party's position on global warming. Now, the president concedes that the phenomenom does in fact exist and that it is caused by human activity.

For years, Republican politicians have denied the existence of global warming or at least said that it was unrelated to human activity, but today President Bush admitted that the theory ridiculed by conservatives as "junk science" is a matter of fact. "Listen, I recognize the surface of the Earth is warmer, and that an increase in greenhouse gases caused by humans is contributing to the problem," Bush said at a news conference in Denmark.

Bush remains opposed to the Kyoto Protocol, which calls for industrialized countries to reduce their collective emissions of greenhouse gases by 5.2% compared to the year 1990. He argues that the treaty is unfair to countries like the United States and would devastate the U.S. economy.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kartik said...

Bush owes Tony Blair big time for his particpation in the invasion of Iraq, thus this about face has occured. I believe that Bush also maybe taking some ques from Karl Rover who has determined that Environmental issues are keys for the Republicans to hold the Governorship in Florida and to win swing congressional districts around the country.

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