US Shifts Tactics At Global Climate Change Summit, Bush Off The Hook
The World summit on Climate Change in Bali has come to a conclusion with some progress towards an international agreement to curb greenhouse emissions - - but the timetable to formulate the plan puts the nitty-gritty work on the agenda of whomever succeeds Pres. George W. Bush.
So it's a mixed conclusion, politically.
For the 187 countries that agreed to the timetable and a 2009 deadline for drafting the plan, the victory is that a timetable of any kind was established. It's less than a plan itself, but its a step forward.
For Bush, he can can claim he agreed to a timetable, but can reassure his pals in the fossil fuel industry and the Dick Cheney wing of the White House that no serious effort to abate global warming will have happened on his eight-year watch.
So now when the next President gets in office and agrees to Kyoto II, and the U.S. economy goes in the toliet because of it, will George Bush still get blamed? I cannot wait to see a cap and trade system get put in place and the economy tanks, we will see then how much backbone these great democrats have then
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