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quinta-feira, dezembro 4

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artigo muito interessante acerca da "política de ambiente" da administração bush_ no jornal "independent":


http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/story.jsp?story=469820


alguns extractos:


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White House strategy is to promote its unpopular policies by lying about its agenda, cheating on the science and stealing the language and rhetoric of the environmental movement.

Even as the pollster Luntz acknowledged that the scientific evidence is against the Republicans on issues like global warming, he advised them to find scientists willing to hoodwink the public. "You need to continue to make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue," he told Republicans, "by becoming even more active in recruiting experts sympathetic to your view."

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There is no scientific debate in which the White House has cooked the books more than that of global warming. The Bush administration has altered, suppressed or attempted to discredit close to a dozen major reports on the subject. These include a 10-year study by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), commissioned by the President's father in 1993 in his own efforts to dodge what was already a virtual scientific consensus blaming industrial emissions for global warming.

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"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue," Cheney explained, but it should not be the basis of "comprehensive energy policy".

On 27 August last year ­ while most of America was heading off for a Labor Day weekend the administration announced that it would redefine carbon dioxide, the primary cause of global warming, so that it would no longer be considered a pollutant and would therefore not be subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act.






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