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EASTERBROOK SAYS “SECOND-TERM BUSH WILL BE THE PRESIDENT WHO IMPOSES GLOBAL-WARMING CONTROLS”
Guess which headline is bogus? The winner gets a free transcript of the portion of the third Bush-Kerry debate when environmental issues were discussed.
Believe it or not, all four of these headlines are real. Gregg Easterbrook, a senior editor at The New Republic, has once again ventured where no sensible human being would dare go, stretching credibility to the limit by asserting in the September issue of The Washington Monthly that President Bush will move to save us from global climate change if reelected. Searching for a legacy and watching his dream of bringing democracy to Iraq dissolve before his eyes, Easterbrook argues, W. will play against type and focus on solving the climate problem.
The sheer indifference to and skepticism of human-caused global warming on the part of this administration makes one want to dismiss ... Read more