Washington recognizes that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate warming.

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The report to Congress by James Mahoney, Assistant Secretary of State for Climate Research, admits that greenhouse gases are the main cause of global warming. But this fact was present juqu'à denied by the Bush administration.

Indeed, Bush has refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol (yet signed by the Clinton administration). In March 2001, he said: "I do not think the state should require plants to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, because that gas is not a" pollutant "under the law on clean air. "And" I am opposed to the Kyoto Protocol [...] because it would seriously damage the US economy. ". He then dismissed the problem on the pretext of bureaucratic origin of the documents that showed the human origin of global warming. It met in that the requirements of energy lobbies who largely funded his campaign.

But this attitude contrary to common sense had gradually been rising voices of some of his collaborators and industrial that his plan "climate vision" had not managed to silence. Finally, with the Mahoney report, signed by the secretaries of state for energy and trade, it is his own administration formally contradicts it. It will be difficult not to consider it.

To know more: read the file on Radio-canada.ca


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