EU 'Concerned' Over Bush's CO2 And Climate Stance

EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom said scientific reports published this year by a U.N. panel of experts gave conclusive evidence that global warming was being caused by the emission of greenhouse gases and could have disastrous effects on the environment.

Published: 14-Mar-2001

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The European Union said Wednesday it hoped President George W. Bush's decision to exclude carbon dioxide (CO2) from new pollution controls did not signal a retreat from efforts to fight global warming.

Abandoning a campaign promise, Bush told Congress Tuesday he would not seek to include CO2 among new emissions reductions for electricity plants and said scientific findings on the impact of the gas on climate change were still uncertain.

"I am concerned about President Bush's remarks that more research is needed into the causes of climate change before we know what the solutions are," EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom said in a statement.

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