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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Clinton & Gore Did Nothing on Climate For 8 Years

We would like to think that the current urgency created by increasing scientific and empirical evidence supporting man-influenced climate change is motivating former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore to aggressively promote mitigation initiatives now that they are out of power. However, we suspect that the upcoming mid-term elections combined with public attention on the 2006 summer heat wave is more likely the motivator. Politics rules.

Now Bill Clinton has a Clinton Climate Initiative that includes a Bush-like voluntary plan to reduce greenhouse gases in 22 cities worldwide. Al Gore has written another book and released a movie on climate change. Yet when they ruled the most powerful nation on Earth they did absolutely nothing on climate change. They would not even submit the Kyoto Protocol Treaty to the Senate for ratification because they knew it would fail. But they could at least have made the effort. (Washington Post article)

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