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White House Flip Flops on global warming

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posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 10:58 PM
After years of telling us that global warming didn't exist, now it seems the white house is admitting that, maybe, yes, ther is an antorpogenic component to recent global temperature increases.

Maybe now we can get the funding to study this trend properly.

Of course the Administration is pretending like this is what they were saying all along.

in an interview with the New York Times, published on its Web site, Bush was asked why his administration had changed its position. "Ah, did we?" Bush replied. "I don't think so."

I wonder how this will play out on the campaign trail?


posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 11:08 PM
Some more reaction:

an op/ed From the Boston Globe:

ONCE AGAIN a Bush administration scientific report blames emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases for global warming, and once again the reaction of the Bush White House is to say the evidence does not warrant action. Kennebunkport is going to go the way of Atlantis by the time this administration gets serious about climate change. This week the US secretaries of energy and commerce and the president's science adviser signed a report to Congress stating that warming trends in recent decades cannot be explained by natural factors and are due to increases in carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. But the report gave the administration license for additional foot-dragging by adding that the studies in the report did not "make any findings of fact that could serve as predicates for regulatory action."

posted on Aug, 29 2004 @ 11:31 PM
from the washington post

Several administration officials characterized the study as a routine annual summary of scientific research on global warming. John H. Marburger, the president's science adviser, said the report has "no implications for policy."

"There is no discordance between this report and the president's position on climate," Marburger said.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 04:31 PM
A very telling quote on Bush’s priorities:
"Science and technology have never been more essential to the defense of the nation and the health of our economy"
President George W. Bush

There is no secret of the Bush administration’s distain for science. Whether is the impact of global warming, stem cell research, or clean air regulations, Bush has consistently pulled the cloak of ignorance over the American people.

Remember, this is a president that dislikes reading and I’m pretty sure he is a computer illiterate as well.

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