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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Global Warming - Bush At The Climate Change Conference

No one could have put it better than the Guardian, doing a great job, as usual, of reporting the news. On the recent climate change conference convened by the Naked Emperor Wannabe, the Guardian reports :
George Bush was castigated by European diplomats and found himself isolated yesterday after a special conference on climate change ended without any progress.
Wow, someone actually called the Naked Twit on his lack of clothing. Not that you'd know it if you were reading the American media.
The conference, attended by more than 20 countries, including China, India, Britain, France and Germany, broke up with the US isolated, according to non-Americans attending. One of those present said even China and India, two of the biggest polluters, accepted that the voluntary approach proposed by the US was untenable and favoured binding measures, even though they disagreed with the Europeans over how this would be achieved.

A senior European diplomat attending the conference, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the meeting confirmed European suspicions that it had been intended by Mr Bush as a spoiler for a major UN conference on climate change in Bali in December.

"It was a total charade and has been exposed as a charade," the diplomat said. "I have never heard a more humiliating speech by a major leader. He [Mr Bush] was trying to present himself as a leader while showing no sign of leadership. It was a total failure."
Meanwhile, our good neighbour Canada referred to the fiasco as "The Skunk at His Own Garden Party." The report by Stephen Leahy, from IPSnews, stated:
BROOKLIN, Canada, Sep 29 (IPS) - After years of denial, the U.S. White House-sponsored summit on climate change ended Friday with President George W. Bush admitting that global warming was real and humans were responsible and asking for heads of state to join him at yet another summit next year (when his presidency ends).

It's doubtful if anyone of consequence will attend that future gab-fest since President Bush continues to push voluntary cuts to greenhouse gas emissions when the rest of the world, including much of the business sector, has already said that approach simply doesn't work.

"President Bush has so little credibility on climate change," said Chris Flavin, president of the Worldwatch Institute, a U.S.-based environmental group.

Only mid-level officials from 16 countries, the European Union and the United Nations participated in the meeting Thursday and Friday.
It makes me cringe to think that this buffoon is representing this great nation in all fora. Everywhere, all over the world, people undoubtedly look at their tvs or computers or listen to their radios or read their papers and wonder why someone with the cunning of a rat and the intelligence of a planarium is in charge of a world that is killing itself slowly. Why does the American media continue to gloss over his failures? He is, without a doubt, the most boorish, unpleasant, savage little bully the world has ever seen.

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