Saturday, April 07, 2007

Bush Administration Got Climate Report Weakened

Some sections of a grim scientific assessment of the impact of global warming on human, animal and plant life issued in Brussels yesterday were softened at the insistence of officials from China and the United States, participants in the negotiations said.

In particular, U.S. negotiators managed to eliminate language in one section that called for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, said Patricia Romero Lankao, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., who was one of the report's lead authors.

See, we can work with China. The Bush administration is not content in blowing up the middle east, they just want to heat it faster. Perhaps there is some strategy here another than short term greed for polluting US corporations, but I am not aware of it.