OGJ Editorial: A global warming tumble

The politics of global warming tumbled in the US but landed upright last week. First the Environmental Protection Agency provoked media delirium with a boilerplate report to the United Nations. Then President George W. Bush pointed out the report originated in "the bureaucracy."This delectable clarification came just days after the European Union approved the horrid Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, which Bush opposes. It provided instructive contrast between bold wisdom and sheepish folly. To strengthen his position on the proper if lonely side of global-warming politics, Bush now needs to steer his administration away from pressures to regulate carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most as...

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