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Bush continues to delay work on warming

At the upcoming G-8 summit, Tony Blair had hoped to get his buddy George Bush to agree to real change to slow down global warming. Based on a draft U.S. communique obtained by Greenpeace, that ain't going to happen. Some excerpts from the draft follow:

The U.S. still has serious, fundamental concerns about this draft statement. The treatment of climate change runs counter to our overall position and crosses multiple 'red lines' in terms of what we simply cannot agree to ... We have tried to 'tread lightly' but there is only so far we can go given our fundamental opposition to the German position...

It's just shocking how out of step the Bush administration is on global warming. Not just with Europe and the rest of the civilized world, but with the majority of Americans. Their stubbornness on this issue will be remembered as one of Bush's most damaging legacies. And there are a lot of contenders, so that's saying a lot.

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