George Bush Discredits Climate Change Theory…By Endorsing It

“A Blast of Winter,” said the London tabloids of this past week’s weather. It was so cold in London on Monday we stopped believing in Global Warming. But, now that it is warm again, why not?

Besides, now it’s official US Government policy. America’s president is on the front page of today’s International Herald Tribune, saying he takes the issue very seriously and promises to cut America’s carbon dioxide emissions.

We don’t know much about global warming. Then again, if we only wrote about subjects we had thoroughly mastered, Markets and Money would be mercifully short. But judging from the historical record, the earth tends to heat up from time to time. About the time of Christ, the Romans brought grape vines to Britain – and made wine. By the time the next invaders arrived, 1,000 years later, they were still at it (or at it again…we’re not sure). The Domesday Book reports that there were 50 commercial vintners in Britain at the time of Norman Conquest. The Little Ice Age during the medieval era killed off the grapes and turned Britons into a nation of beer drinkers, claims Dennis Avery, as reported in Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. But now, the earth seems to be warming, and British wines are making a comeback.

Is it because of human activity? Can human activity be altered to stop it? At what cost? Would it be worth doing? Thank god, George W. Bush knows the answers to these questions.

The U.S. president may not be an expert on climate change either, but he’s cunning. By attaching his credibility to the Global Warming hypothesis yesterday, he probably aims to discredit the idea completely. Sly dog!

Bill Bonner
Markets and Money

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Bill Bonner

Bill Bonner

Since founding Agora Inc. in 1979, Bill Bonner has found success and garnered camaraderie in numerous communities and industries. A man of many talents, his entrepreneurial savvy, unique writings, philanthropic undertakings, and preservationist activities have all been recognized and awarded by some of America’s most respected authorities. Along with Addison Wiggin, his friend and colleague, Bill has written two New York Times best-selling books, Financial Reckoning Day and Empire of Debt. Both works have been critically acclaimed internationally. With political journalist Lila Rajiva, he wrote his third New York Times best-selling book, Mobs, Messiahs and Markets, which offers concrete advice on how to avoid the public spectacle of modern finance. Since 1999, Bill has been a daily contributor and the driving force behind Markets and Money.

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Matthew Wright

Grapes are currently grown in the UK, they have been for years. and using them as a guide to climate is ridiculous as varieties change and what was a wine at the time of christ could be considered to taste terrible now.

This type of article should no longer be given space by any reputable media service, or given credence by any informed individual. As of this year’s latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), *thousands* of the world’s top scientists have confirmed (WITHOUT any credible dissent) that climate change is occurring and is at least 90% likely to be caused by human actions. This reality is not only becoming increasingly clear in global weather trends, but is being recognized and supported by leading economists, big businesses, and a growing number of conscious cities, states, and federal governments. The… Read more »
Le Sigh


Global Warming is a religion.

And now it has a convert in Bush.


Sean O
I run a website that discusses global warming so I feel that I have a handle on most of the pertinent issues. In my opinion, Mr. Bush is simply giving into politics. This isn’t surprising – he is a politician. With the elections coming up in about 18 months he needs to set up for a successor from the Republican party. He cannot allow the Democratic candidates to make global warming a huge issue so it only makes political sense to agree to some types of talks and discussions. It is interesting though that when Mr. Bush acts as… Read more »
Original Bushwhacker

George Bush will claim and say anything to the media just to hear himself talk. He has proven time and again, that his promises are empty. It is like the old joke, “How do you know when a politician is lying? When his mouth moves.”

Does George Bush care about global warming?
Does George Bush care about global warming?

I read that George Bush is indifferent to global warming; he just doesn’t care. And apparently Bush is focused more on Cheney’s interests in the energy industry. Probably both Bush and Cheney will ignore global warming… they don’t want to sign the Kyoto Protocol. Environmentalists will be angry at them, but then again much of the American public doesn’t care about climate change.

Myself, I can’t decide… depends whether global warming disasters will happen soon, or in 20 years or 100 years… who knows…

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