Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Bush Digs Us A Deeper Hole

G8 Leaders Dig Into Environmental Issues

The G8 declaration only pledges to consider a goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century and only if China and India go along. That's definitely not the binding commitment other G8 leaders wanted. President Bush's no action approach won out, again.

Clearly, the Bush Administration is dedicated to not doing anything about man-made global warming, even if it kills us all. And here's a little more evidence:

Jul 8, 9:54 AM EDT
Cheney reportedly wanted cuts in climate testimony

By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.

When six pages were cut from testimony on climate change and public health by the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last October, the White House insisted the changes were made because of reservations raised by White House advisers about the accuracy of the science.

But Jason K. Burnett, until last month the senior adviser on climate change to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson, says that Cheney's office was deeply involved in getting nearly half of the CDC's original draft testimony removed. ...(full article)

1 comment:

mad Nomad said...

He's digging our childrens' graves.