As far as I could tell, this story really didn’t make all that big of a splash amongst my circle of friends, or my favourite reading sites.
I guess Sunday’s a slow day for… everything…
At any rate, to sum it up, the G8 Conference was wrapping up and…
President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit.
As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told his fellow leaders: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
President Bush made the private joke in the summit’s closing session, senior sources said yesterday. His remarks were taken as a two-fingered salute from the President from Texas who is wedded to the oil industry. He had given some ground at the summit by saying he would “seriously consider” a 50 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050.
[Taken from the Independent]
Here’s an interesting video that captured a salient moment from the conference…
“Wedded to the oil industry” doesn’t begin to describe it.
Whoever wins in November has their work cut out for them… that much is certain.
Let’s just hope -for all that’s good and holy- that its NOT this guy:
Peace and Much Love.