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.
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.
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.