A series of internal White House memos obtained by Grist sheds light on the Bush administration's private response to increasing reports of looming environmental crises. Contrary to popular opinion, it appears President Bush is far from oblivious to the spate of dire ecological warnings that have emerged in recent months. In fact, his family's personal preparations for the approaching "zero hour" present a stark contrast to his public disregard for environmental crises. "Over-fishing will have emptied our seas of my favorite fishes in a matter of decades. I'm especially going to miss that one that puffs up like a bouncy …
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Chris Colin is the associate editor for the People section of Salon.com.