Cheney wanted cuts in climate testimony
By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer Tue Jul 8, 9:53 AM ET
WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.
When six pages were cut from testimony on climate change and public health by the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last October, the White House insisted the changes were made because of reservations raised by White House advisers about the accuracy of the science. . .
"The Council on Environmental Quality and the office of the vice president were seeking deletions to the CDC testimony (concerning) ... any discussions of the human health consequences of climate change," Burnett has told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Would anyone expect less from this piece of human shit who worships at the alter of American capitalism?
US, allies want global pollution slashed — by 2050
By TOM RAUM and JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writers 47 minutes ago
TOYAKO, Japan - World leaders embraced for the first time on Tuesday an ambitious but nonbinding goal of slashing greenhouse-gas emissions in half by midcentury to stave off global warming. Unimpressed environmentalists called the effort too slow and too uncertain.
It's a start, but MoronMonkeyBoy Bush the Chimp came out and said the US will not sign any deal unless every other country signs the deal. In other words, if China and India won't agree to stop destroying the human habitability of the Earth, we're not going to stop destroying it either.
Is it any surprise that these scumbag republican corpo-fascists use school yard logic to continue letting their corporate sponsors fuck us to death?
And the democrats continue to cave-in to their juvenile bullshit.