Bush on Global Warming
I know this is old news but what the hell, posting has been pretty light around here.
Bush a few weeks ago -
I have said consistently that global warming is a serious problem. There's a debate over where it's man-made or naturally caused. We ought to get beyond that debate and start implementing that -- the technologies necessary to -- to enable us to achieve a couple of big objectives: one, be good stewards of the environment; two, become less dependent on foreign sources of oil, for economic reasons and for national security reasons.
He just keeps on stoking the non-existent controversy about the roots of global warming, but nevertheless, the rest of his quote actually makes sense. Politically we ought to stop arguing about the causes of global warming. Even if the current warming trend were just some naturally occurring spike, the steps we need to take to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere are things that we should be doing anyway.
Why would we not want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, release less pollutants into the air, develop cleaner, renewable energy sources, and use the energy we have more efficiently? Of course, it would help if Bush actually believed what he was saying. He clearly doesn't really care about environmental issues, and we're not taking any substantial steps toward energy independence.