Bush’s Final Climate Disgrace
President Bush's Environmental Protection Agency will not be regulating carbon dioxide [ark | moreark | more2ark2] under the Clean Air Act [search] as the Supreme Court has ordered. In typical style, the Bush administration has unveiled a plan for the EPA to do so, meeting court requirements, while disavowing any plans for implemention.This is but the final act in an abysmal string of failures to lead on an issue that threatens massive social dislocation and ecological collapse.
The Toxic Texan promised in his first campaign to regulate carbon dioxide as an air pollutant [search], and quickly reneged when in office. Bush withdrew from Kyoto [search] and then worked for years to obstruct international consensus in his absence. For years his administration has obstructed and censored climate science [search] and policy responses domestically. Bush has recently said he believes climate change is happening while skillfully ensuring all policy of which he is part is the most vague and least possible.
Now when there has never been more evidence of dramatic climate change impacts [search] — droughts, fires, water shortages, soaring energy prices, war for oil — he abdicates his leadership responsibilities and punts to the next administration. President Bush's criminal negligence is confirmed as yet another year is lost to address a global emergency that has gone unresponded to for seven years because of oil oligarchy rule. In his political expediency for the benefit of cronies at the expense of humanity and the Planet, he has ensured the Bush Presidency will be revered as the most inept, corrupt, ineffective and just sick ever.
Should international action not commence immediately, successfully reducing emissions and protecting global climate, Bush will be remembered as an environmental criminal [search] that completed the destruction of the Earth. What a loser, don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way back to Crawford.