Global Warming

From Capitol Hill to an international conference on climate change, President Bush's too-little too-late rhetoric on global warming drew critical reactions. "I'm glad that President Bush has finally acknowledged the crisis of global warming. Unfortunately, it's about seven years too late and his proposals are far too weak if we're going to be serious about breaking our dependency on fossil fuels and moving toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy," said Senator Bernie Sanders. The Vermon

From Capitol Hill to an international conference on climate change, President Bush's too-little too-late rhetoric on global warming drew critical reactions. "I'm glad that President Bush has finally acknowledged the crisis of global warming. Unfortunately, it's about seven years too late and his proposals are far too weak if we're going to be serious about breaking our dependency on fossil fuels and moving toward energy efficiency and sustainable energy," said Senator Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent is the lead sponsor of the strongest bill in the Senate to combat climate change. "The best thing for the environment would be if the president recycles the paper his speech was written on," observed U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell or Washington. Meanwhile, environment ministers from leading industrial nations were meeting in Paris, where South African Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said Bush's speech "takes us backward." Tougher criticism came from Germany, where Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel said, "We are glad that there are other voices in the USA."

To read The Associated Press coverage on climate change, click here.

To read more about what Sanders had to say on WCAX News, click here.