Don't Give a Hoot. Don't Say, 'Pollute.'

A shocker: U.S. State Department admits that 'global warming' is a problem

The Bush regime is big on global warnings, but when it comes to global warming, forget it.

Big polluters run from the phrase "global warming" the way vampires flee sunlight. And the U.S. State Department feels the same way. It can hardly even bear to say the phrase, referring to it as "global climate change."

The absurdity of this is reminiscent of Lysenkoism, the idiotic, ideological denial of genetics and other state-disapproved science in the Stalin era. Trofim Lysenko, the Soviet version of James G. Watt, ruled science; biologists and others were sent to gulags and even killed for their ideas. (See this Wikipedia entry.)

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But science—and reality—can't be held back forever. In fact, the State Department under Bush and Colin Powell talks out of both sides of its mouth, as we already know thanks to Powell's mass deception at the U.N. in February 2003. (See this Bush Beat review of his artless performance.)

The Bush regime, funded heavily by big polluters, has bitterly resisted the Kyoto treaty, which requires countries to reduce emissions, but only if enough polluting countries agree to the accord. Now, Russia has finally done so, ratifying the contentious deal only a few days ago. As Peter Baker of The Washington Post explains:

The treaty, which commits industrial nations to curb production of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that many scientists blame for global warming, required ratification by countries responsible for at least 55 percent of the world's emissions. Because the United States opted out of the agreement in 2001, only Russia, with 17 percent, could put it over the threshold.

But as I say, the U.S. continues to talk out of both sides of its mouth. In an official State Department report designed to be read by investors and business people—not the general public—on Uzbekistan and the frighteningly polluted Aral Sea, Tatyana Isaeva of the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent wrote in March 2003:

Global warming is an international problem. It concerns industrially developed and developing countries, as well as transitional economies.

There, the U.S. said it.


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