Bush's Climate Change Strategy - Catch me on the Way Out

The US is set to engage in international climate change talks in Sept. with some of the world's highest emitters of greenhouse gasses. What could be seen as a step forward for the US is being marred by the Bush administration's abysmal climate change action track record.

Bush is in favour of voluntary (versus mandatory) caps on emissions which has been one of the main reasons for distancing the US from the Kyoto Accord and while he has agreed to develop a US global warming strategy, it conveniently falls less than one month before he leaves office.  

As well as refusing to sign the international treaty he has repeatedly blamed India and China, two of the highest emitters in the world, for his country's own stalled efforts. Nothing says self proclaimed world leader better than passing the buck does Georgie.

 

Shouldn't He Be Bringing Seven Canadian Dwarfs With Him?

Canada raised the stakes in the battle to claim ownership of the Arctic by sending Stephen Harper, prime minister, on a three-day trek to the region, just days after the Russians planted a flag on the seabed at the North Pole. The US, Norway and Denmark are also competing alongside Russia and Canada to secure rights to the natural resources of the Arctic.

In the DeSmogosphere Archive August 8, 2007

UN links 13 weather events so far this year to global warming

The United Nations World Meteorological Association linked 13 extreme weather events around the world so far this year to global warming yesterday, saying that heat- and flooding-related catastrophes can be thought of as consequences of global warming — and signs of what is to come if nothing is done to stop the runaway climate change engulfing the globe due to greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Why DeSmog? Ask A Chinese Traffic Cop

Chinese city traffic police have an average life expectancy of just 43 years because of the dire working conditions and pollution, state media said. And nearly every traffic policeman in the booming southern Chinese city of Guangzhou suffered nose or throat infections caused by dirty air.  Xinhua news agency said a survey of eight cities found that police officers who had worked the streets for more than 20 years were the most at risk.

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