Bush Seeks New Image on Global Warming
President Bush assured the rest of the world today that he takes climate change seriously and vowed that the United States "will do its part" in crafting "a new international approach" to reduce the greenhouse gases that are warming the planet.[...]Bush didn't propose any new initiatives and the speech disappointed critics who had hoped he would offer more tangible solutions. The most acerbic criticism came from a Democrat:
[...] Bush said "the moment is now" to find a broad consensus on how to confront the challenge of climate change. "I want to get the job done," he told hundreds of envoys, lobbyists and activists. "We have identified a problem; let's go solve it together."
Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of a House global warming committee, said Bush's only commitment to the environment is to "recycling rhetoric." Markey, who attended the speech, added: "For these countries meeting with the president, this must have felt like attending a prayer session led by an atheist."Ouch! Markey was a little harsh. Was it justified? Here's video from the conference, you be the judge.
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