"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness." Aristotle

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

US Needs To Back G8 On Climate Changes

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on Tuesday said the United States should join the Group of Eight in a call to cut global warming gas emissions in half by 2050. Edwards, speaking in the Texas state capital of Austin, said U.S. climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions should be cut by 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, according to a statement released by his campaign.

"Global warming is an emergency that requires immediate action from the world community," Edwards said. "Before the United States can rally the world to take action, we need to show leadership here at home. We should be leading the charge in this area, not turning our back on the world."

The former North Carolina senator and 2004 vice presidential nominee said he favors a cap-and-trade system of emissions credits and requiring developing nations to also aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Edwards has said previously he wants U.S. automakers to produce vehicles that average 40 miles per gallon by 2016.

So, Kudos to Edwards for pushing for change on this issue. With the G8 summit already passed for this year, what exactly did Bush to help the greenhouse effect? Not a thing... In fact this was said about the meeting on this issue:

"The president came to Germany with a simple message for the G8 leaders: not on my watch," Philip Clapp, president of the U.S.-based National Environmental Trust, told the Times."

In fact all he could give them was "the United States will seriously consider the goal".

But, this doesn't suprise me out of Bush, just another example of who's needs he "truly" looks out for...

Follow the "yellow" brick road and you will find Bush and his stance on issues.....