Sunday, January 14, 2007

State of the Union? A Climate in Crisis

Senior members of the British government are saying that US President George Bush is ready to make a historic shift in his government's position on global warming. The announcement is expected during the President's upcoming State of the Union address where British officials anticipate the President to acknowledge the reality of global warming and move towards a cap on US greenhouse gas emissions.

Bush and Blair held private talks on climate change before Christmas, and there is a feeling that the US President will now agree a cap on emissions in the US, meaning that, for the first time, American industry and consumers would be expected to start conserving energy and curbing pollution.

This year's State of the Union address is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd.


kitimat said...

Bush talking climate change?
He must REALLY be desparate to shift peoples attention away from Iraq!
Seriously though, lets hope his administration has really woken up.
Lets hope they "move towards" meaningful objectives swiftly, while there's still time to make a difference.

Tracy said...

That is great news!

jordan_mega_gamer said...

All I can say is that it's about time! Hopefully they will put a cap on emissions. The next step after that, IMO, is to give people a reason to use hybrid cars. Either give car companies extra funding so they can lower their prices, or give hybrid car owners a tax incentive.

Greenwoman said...

"...for the first time, American industry and consumers would be expected to start conserving energy and curbing pollution."

You mean for the first time with this administration? We used to have caps and a belief in global warming...until the President strongarmed changes in policy to allow big business to do what it wants again in terms of pollution and energy.

I'll be glad to see a return to pre-Bush administration ecological practices, but I'll believe it when I actually see it where he's concerned. He's not a very reliable person about doing what he says he's going to do on issues like these.

Heidi on Vashon said...

Yeah....sure he is.

Here's hoping!

陸鳴 said...

bush is a bad boy!

. said...

About flipping time! America is the major polluter and if they don't do their bit things can only get worse.

Bluebear2 said...

I don't believe a word of it! There is only one reason Bush would agree to this - he's trying to reclaim popularity!

He is a liar and the only things he will do are things which he feels improve his standing, line the pockets of his buddies or divert attention from his scandulous actions and policies.

Don't be fooled!

Bluebear2 said...

Oh - by the way - Nice blog!

Krupa said...

The Bush administration says that they will help, but seriously, he'll do something about it, but no doubt, it will benefit big business. And probably, he'll turn to non-oil resources that still pollute and waste the earth's natural resources. Didn't Bush invest a ton of money into coal and completely ignored fuel cells 2 years back?