Mixed Messages About Climate

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Science  13 Jul 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5835, pp. 169
DOI: 10.1126/science.1145963

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Every once in a while, something so unexpected emerges from the Administration in Washington, DC, that it just boggles the mind. On 1 June, I opened the front page of the New York Times to see two pictures of President Bush. Under the photo dated 2000, he says this about global warming: "I don't think we know the solution to global warming yet, and I don't think we've got all the facts . . . " But under the 2007 picture, he is calling for a multinational framework for reducing greenhouse gases. Although my environmental friends will hold their applause, this is sounding like progress.