“Goodbye” From the World’s Greatest Polluter

[Pundit Kitchen]

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.

In fact, I only came across it when I was browsing The United States of Jamerica blog on Sunday.  Then, I happened upon it on Fortune’s Pawn blog on the same day.

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…

[BBC LiveDraw Video by Patrick Blower]

“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:

[Pundit Kitchen]

Peace and Much Love.



6 Responses to ““Goodbye” From the World’s Greatest Polluter”

  1. July 16, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    If you would link to me (http://1337shadowlair.blogspot.com) I have already linked to you

  2. 2 anonyjw
    July 17, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Not a problem, Andrew…

    Like your blog’s title…

  3. 3 Shakuntala Tewarie
    July 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm


  4. 4 sayamanda36
    July 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Oh Gorm man! It must be hard work being a dedicated ignoramus.

  5. July 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    well at least the video had a happy ending!

  6. 6 anonyjw
    July 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Man said he would “seriously consider” a 50% reduction by 2050…

    50% by 2050? Seriously consider?

    We all need happy endings man, the planet included! 🙂

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