Washington recognizes that greenhouse gases are responsible for climate warming.

The report submitted to Congress by James Mahoney, Under Secretary of State for Climate Research, admits that greenhouse gases are the main cause of global warming. However, this fact was until now denied by the Bush administration.

Indeed, GW Bush has always refused to ratify the Kyoto protocol (signed by the Clinton administration). In March 2001, he declared: "I do not think that the State should require that the power stations reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide, because this gas is not a" pollutant "according to the law on clean air. "And" I am opposed to the Kyoto Protocol […] because it would seriously damage the economy of the United States. ". He then dismissed the problem on the pretext of the bureaucratic origin of the documents that demonstrated the human origin of global warming. In this he satisfied the demands of the energy lobbies which had largely financed his campaign.

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But this attitude contrary to common sense had little by little raised the voices of some of its employees and industrialists that its “climate vision” plan had not succeeded in silencing. Finally, with the Mahoney report, signed by the Secretaries of State for Energy and Trade, it is his own administration which officially contradicts it. It will be difficult for him to ignore it.

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

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