Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bush bypassed for global warming talk

California governor, British prime minister call for collaboration on research

Long Beach, CA --- British Prime Minister Tony Blair and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced an agreement yesterday to bypass the Bush administration and work together to explore ways to fight global warming.

Global Warming is "long-term, the single biggest issue we face," Blair said. Arnold added later in a statement that "California will not wait for our federal government to take strong action on global warming."

Environmental groups questioned the value of the agreement, calling it little more than a symbolic gesture. Schwarzenegger, a Republican in a mostly Democratic California, has been trying to distance himself from Bush administration.

Craig Noble of the Natural Resources Defense Council, said that "the time for talk is over. The bottom line is, voluntary is not enough, promises to do something about global warming are nothing more than a lot of hot air."

3 Comments:

At 8/01/2006 11:29 PM, Blogger KleoPatra said...

Ooooooooh, that is SO interesting! Wow. Thank you for that; wasn't clued in!

 
At 8/02/2006 1:12 PM, Blogger Dori said...

Maybe that is the best/ quicker way for all states is to act independantly instead of waiting the years to see a federal change while continue to work towards the unified larger agreement.

We went to see the movie last night. I will link my blog blurb about it to your page here when I write it.

 
At 8/03/2006 8:28 AM, Blogger Vicki said...

Dori, I think you are right. This may be one issue where the people are going to have to lead. The public is coming around to the problem faster than political leaders, who are influenced by private interests such as automakers and energy companies.

 

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