Wednesday, April 16, 2008

President Bush to Talk Global Warming Today

President Bush is going to propose a new target for cutting global warming emissions by 2025.

He's never been in favor of solutions like a cap-and-trade policy, nor is he a fan of mandatory regulation of emissions. His speech this afternoon isn't going to lay out specifics for emissions cuts; instead he'll talk in terms of a "realistic" emissions target and "principles" he thinks Congress should follow when considering global warming legislation. As always, he shows truly compelling, vague leadership on this issue.

Back in the world where people like to get things done, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain all support mandatory limits on emissions and more aggressive action on climate change.

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