Bush Administration Denies Climate Change U-Turn Story

Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair held private talks on climate change before Christmas and there was a sense that Bush would agree on a cap on emissions.

Published: 15-Jan-2007

A US official has denied a British newspaper report that President George W Bush is about to make a dramatic policy shift on global warming.

The British newspaper The Observer had reported that senior Downing Street officials said Bush was preparing to issue a new climate change policy during his annual State of the Union speech on January 23.

"While the administration does not detail the president's speech before it is given, this rumour is not true," a senior US administration official said.


Greenland ice cap breaking up at twice the rate it was five years ago, says scientist Bush tried to gag. Photo Credit: E Wesker.

CO2 emissions information is already required on all new cars in Europe; a 2005 California law mandates similar information be provided on all cars starting in the 2009 model year.

Two views of southern Florida's topography in a shaded relief map. On the left is a standard view, with the green colors indicating low elevations, rising through yellow and tan, to white at the highest elevations. On the right, elevations below 16 feet above sea level have been colored dark blue, and lighter blue indicates elevations below 33 feet.


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