Following the worst hurricane on record, Bush is working to insure it happens
again. His efforts to help the hurricanes out is simple - increase pollution.
While there seems to be growing debate over the cause and effects of global
warming, we are seeing the early signs of a climate shift. We have had a record
hurricane season, deadly heat waves, devastating droughts and record snow fall
last winter. Also we can not forget the shrinking size of the polar ice caps.
Global warming is a misleading term. While the planet is getting warmer, it
also leads to more drastic changes in climate. Green house gases are the number
one cause of the decrease in our ozone layer. This causes the planet to warm and
cool at greater extremes, as the ozone layer provides a level of insulation to
the entire planet.
So how is Bush responding to this threat against the globe? From today's
The Bush administration has drafted regulations that would ease pollution
controls on older, dirtier power plants and could allow those that modernize
to emit more pollution, rather than less.
In the name of saving corporate dollars, Bush is allowing the power industry
to further pollute the planet. John Walke, the director of clean air for the
National Resources Defense Council told the post:
"This radical proposal is a 180-degree flip-flop from what the
administration has been arguing in court. Instead of protecting public
health, now EPA wants to protect the polluters. The proposal would
completely sabotage clean-air law enforcement, and it would be open season
for power plants to pollute even more than they do now."