Friday, April 18, 2008

Bush proposal on global warming too little, too late.

President Bush, after finally acknowleging the fact of global warming in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence in favor of it, is offering a proposal that will slow down the rate of growth of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. and finally in twenty years lead to a reduction in such gases.

That is a small step in the right direction, but it is indeed a small one. There is a concern here that if we sign onto Bush's plan then the next President could be hamstrung by it. I suggest that we go ahead until next year and let the next President decide what kind of plan he or she wants to put together, and move forward with that plan.

2 comments:

wunelle said...

Yeah, I cannot take his proposal seriously. If there's a problem, we need to act with some decisiveness; if there's not really a problem (the administration's stance for eight years), why bother at all?

Eli Blake said...

He may just be trying to 'trick us' into signing onto a relatively toothless plan in order to prevent the next President (even McCain has acknowleged that something has to be done about it) from taking stronger action.