Germany’s environment minister, Sigmar Gabriel, took a detached view of the [President Bush climate change] conference, noting that the Bush administration would be gone in less than 18 months, and that it was unlikely to change its position. He said he spent two days this week discussing climate change with Democrats in Congress with an eye toward the post-Bush future. LINK (NYTimes)
And from an Al Gore e-mail to his list:
On Friday a friend of mine forwarded me an e-mail from Martin McGuiness, special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. At this point, we expect the White House to spin every issue to its advantage, but this quote in Mr. McGuiness's email stood out:
"This administration has done more for the environment and addressing energy security and climate change than any other in history."
While the claim that George Bush has done more to address climate change than any administration seems ridiculous, I am always willing to welcome converts to our movement. If this administration has finally come around on the climate crisis, then now is the time for them to take action.
Let's join together and demand that the Bush Administration commit to an international treaty that would cut CO2 by 90%. LINK