Government Leaders Missing in Actions in Fight Against Global Warming
by Michael T. Neuman
05 Feb 2006
Scientists abroad and at home have been sounding the alarm, calling
out for major action against increasingly unstoppable global
warming "urgent". Yet, with the exception of a handful of courageous
individuals, politicians throughout all levels of U.S. government
continue to be missing in actions while the alarms continue to sound.
What is going on? Aren't our Congressional leaders charged with the
responsibility to look after our future safety and well being and
that of our children and grandchildren rather than just their own
short term political interests?
President George W. Bush talked in his State of the Union speech
about Americans needing to break their oil addiction and shift to a
better fuel source. It was nothing more than talk. All it is is just
another ploy by the Bush Administration to mask the real problem -
too much fuel consumption in America. The president's plan delays
progress in fighting global warming by adding more fuel burning
through ethanol production, not less. The production of ethanol
simply adds more fuel to the fire, and more greenhouse gases to the
atmosphere. It is not a solution at all and will ultimately do more
harm than good.
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