Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Blair to Bypass Bush on Climate Change

When he quits power this summer, British PM Tony Blair plans to continue the fight against global warming by bypassing US President Bush and going directly to State governments to bring them onside with European actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Blair has already shown his ability to do exactly this by reaching agreements with California Governor Schwarzenegger earlier last year. Meanwhile, northeastern states are moving forward with their own climate change plans in the face of absent leadership from Washington.


Miles Lunn said...

It looks like here in Canada we might also have to rely on the provinces to take the lead here. Part of the reason the US has seen its GHGs go up less than Canada is not because of the Bush administration, but because of state governments who have taken action unlike the Bush administration.

Janis Mara said...

I certainly agree, Miles. I'm a Californian and thrilled at the way Schwarzenegger took the initiative and put California in the forefront of the drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in this country. Of course, as we both know, it's not like this was his idea, more like he jumped on an existing bandwagon. As they say, "If the people lead, the leaders will follow."