Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bush Supports Global Warming Initiative Six Years After Shredding Kyoto

So is George Bush's 11th-hour embrace of Global Warming a publicity stunt, a pre-election year ploy to help doomed GOP congressional candidates, a recognition that Global Warming is a real threat or the consummate foot-dragging by a tone deaf, lazy chief executive?

Probably a little of everything.

Bush would get more credit from other world leaders and the American public had he not suggested 18 months of talks to come up with a plan to cut greenhouse emissions - - almost to the day of the 2008 presidential elections and the effective end of his ineffective presidency.

And six years after he dismissed the Kyoto Accords as unneeded.

If he had challenged world leaders to hammer out an agreement in three-to-six months, his proposal would look far more credible.


Sloanasaurus said...

Laws to limit CO2 emissions will never pass in this country if they reduce economic growth. Most politicians know this so they talk a lot about reducing emissions but do nothing about it because it would be political death for them.

James Rowen said...

Maybe if the Florida coastline gets chipped away, or we have a run of Cat. 5 hurricanes, we'll get some new politicians, too.