Thursday, 25 January 2007

Better Late Than Never

Which U.S. political leader made this statement:

"This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through radioactive materials and a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels."

Was it Al Gore? George Bush? Wrong on both counts.

It was President Lyndon Johnson, in an address to Congress.

In 1965.

And so, it was a relief to hear President George W. Bush, in his address to Congress 42 years later, call climate change a "serious challenge".

Better late than never.

(Carbon Clear Homepage)