Today Britain’s Independent amps up the rumors about a possible change of course from Bush on climate change, rumors that David first told us about last week. Reports Geoffrey Lean in the Independent:

President Bush is preparing an astonishing U-turn on global warming, senior Washington sources say.

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After years of trying to sabotage agreements to tackle climate change he is drawing up plans to control emissions of carbon dioxide and rapidly boost the use of renewable energy sources. …

Over the past few days rumours swept the capital that the “Toxic Texan” would announce his conversion this week, in an attempt to reduce the impact of a major speech tomorrow by Al Gore on solutions to climate change.

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The White House denied the timing, but did not deny that a change of policy was on its way. Sources say that the most likely moment is the President’s State of the Union address in January.