Reply To: Bush the anti-scientist and global warming obfuscation


Though certain energy industry types and allies/near allies keep churning out disinformation, even George Bush is being persuaded global warming is a real issue – but still figuring it’s best to talk rather than act.

Reuters has short timeline, showing how his views have changed. Includes:

June 11, 2001 – Shortly before his Europe tour, Bush says it remains uncertain how much of global warming is caused by humans and pledges to use science and diplomacy to fight it.

June 4, 2002 – Bush distances himself from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s report to the United Nations on the negative effect of global warming, saying it was a “bureaucratic” hot air.

January 23, 2007 – Bush mentions global warming for the first time in his State of the Union speech, saying solutions to the problem lie in technological advances and the use of renewable fuels like ethanol.

FACTBOX-Bush’s evolving policy on global warming