Feeling the Heat In the White House

While the White House's scientific and policy advisers on global warming do not dispute the evidence, they favor technological fixes rather than government mandates

Published: 13-Dec-2004

In the four years since President Bush took office, scientific sleuths trying to understand the extent of global climate change — and finger the culprits — have come up with several important new clues:

• Glaciers in the Antarctic and Greenland are melting much faster than expected, and the world's fastest-receding glacier, the Grand Pacific in Glacier Bay, Alaska, has doubled its rate.

• Worldwide, plants are blooming several days earlier than they did a decade ago, and animals are migrating toward cooler climates across the globe.

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