Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Bush's Small Brain

The President has the intellectual curiosity of a gnat. Do we really care if global warming is being created by carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a result of human behavior or by natural causes? The question should be, given the likely environmental impact, are there things we can do to slow or eliminate the problem? But, wiat - here's a description of the President's response...


President Bush was asked yesterday if he will watch former Vice President Al Gore's new movie on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth . "Doubt it," the President answered. He went on to argue that we need to "set aside whether or not greenhouse gases have been caused by mankind or because of natural effects." Bush's response attempts to cast doubt on the scientific consensus that global warming is caused by human activity.

"Why should we set aside the global scientific consensus," Gore responded . "Is it because Exxon Mobil wants us to set it aside? Why should we set aside the conclusion of scientists in the United States, including the National Academy of Sciences, and around the world including the 11 most important national academies of science on the globe and substitute for their view the view of Exxon Mobil. Why? I'm a grandfather and he's a father and this should not be a political issue," Gore said. "And he should ask the National Academy of Sciences...whether or not human beings are contributing to global warming."

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