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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:06 PM
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G8 prepares climate change statement
Meanwhile, back at what we thought was going to be today's big news:

Language similar to that used by Mr Bush in his Rose Garden speech in June 2001 is expected to be used.

At the time he said: "Concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased substantially since the industrial revolution... the increase in large part is due to human activity."

But no major proposals for action are expected, nor any new money to develop clean technologies.

For much of the environment lobby, such a deal would be empty rhetoric which papers over the cracks between two incompatible positions - that of Europe, which has signed up to emission targets under the Kyoto protocol, and the US, which does not accept the scientific evidence for global warming, or that human activity is the cause.

Damn. Bush is still being a stubborn son-of-a-bastard.
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