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Bush call for action on global warming
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 6, 2007 | TOM RAUM

Posted on 09/06/2007 1:20:13 PM PDT by decimon

SYDNEY, Australia - President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao, leaders of two of the world's worst polluting nations, called Thursday for greater international cooperation in tackling climate change without stifling economic growth.

Bush also was to push for expanded trade with Pacific Rim nations and appeal for help in getting stalled global trade talks going again. He was laying out his views on the environment, energy security and the economic costs of terrorism in a speech to business leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

Climate change was high on the agenda of the U.S. and Chinese presidents in a 90-minute meeting and aides said it would be an important aspect of Bush's speech. The president also was to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, among heads of state here for the annual meeting of the 21-nation economic gathering.

Bush has been criticized by environmentalists and others for his opposition to the 1997 Kyoto treaty against global warming, and China has long been slammed for the huge amounts of greenhouse gases its power plants and industries pump into the atmosphere. The fact that neither China nor India, another major global polluter, were covered by Kyoto was one reason Bush has opposed it.

But both leaders seemed to be generally in agreement on the subject.

"We believe that the issue of climate change bears on the welfare of the whole humanity and sustainable development of the whole world," Hu told reporters after his meeting with Bush. "And this issue should be appropriately tackled through stronger international cooperation."

Climate control has been designated a top agenda item for this year's APEC meeting.

"We talked about climate change and our desire to work together on climate change," Bush said.

Aides said the president would give a more detailed account of his climate change proposals in his speech to APEC business leaders.

One of them is a proposal to eliminate tariffs on environmental and clean-energy technologies. In his talks with Hu, Bush invited the Chinese leader to consider doing the same, said Dan Price, a presidential economic adviser on the National Security Council.

"President Bush raised the issue of climate change, and both sides welcomed the attention of APEC to climate, and they confirmed the importance of addressing this pressing problem cooperatively and responsibly, and in a manner that did not stall or stunt economic growth," Price said.

Hu had suggested the United Nations should be the one to spearhead climate control efforts. Price said that wasn't necessarily contradictory with the Bush approach.

The U.S. and Chinese leaders also talked about North Korea, Iran and Chinese product safety. Hu "was quite articulate about product safety, and I appreciated his comments," Bush said. White House aides later said Hu expressed a willingness to step up Chinese efforts to ensure the safety of products and to crack down on efforts to ship tainted foods.

Bush said he accepted Hu's invitation to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics. And the two leaders talked about establishing a "hot line" like the longtime one between Washington and Moscow to alert each other to possible military situations that might seem threatening or be ambiguous.

Both leaders expressed opposition to efforts within Taiwan to seek U.N. membership. The U.S. has opposed steps toward independence for the self-governing island, which Beijing considers a renegade province, preferring to adhere to its "One China" policy even as it continues to sell military supplies to Taiwan.

Bush has called for greater reliance on technology to combat global warming. Although early in his first term, he had insisted that the science of what causes global warming was not yet settled, more recently he has been less questioning of a link between human activity and higher global temperatures, and supportive of programs to tackle the problem.

Earlier this week, Bush said it was an "urban legend that is preposterous" for critics to suggest that his opposition to the Kyoto treaty showed a lack of environmental awareness or concern about climate change.

Bush was also having lunch with South East Asian leaders and meeting with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Putin.

In his speech, the president was also issuing an appeal to Asia-Pacific business leaders for their help in getting stalled global trade liberalization talks restarted.

The trade talks known as the Doha round have stumbled since their inception in Qatar's capital in 2001, largely because of wrangling between rich and poor countries over eliminating barriers to farm trade and, more recently, manufacturing trade.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; apecsummit; bush; china; climatechange; derangement; doha; freetrade; globalwarming; kyoto; syndrome; term2; tr
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Bush and Hu (don't ask who) find common ground in forestalling the greenies.
1 posted on 09/06/2007 1:20:14 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

What’s he talking about? I thought Kyoto solved the global warming problem.


3 posted on 09/06/2007 1:24:12 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: decimon
Now he's jumping on another issue highly unpopular with the American people!

Instead of clamoring for drilling in the 'pristine' Arctic wilderness, et al, he's going to do the nation's business by jumping with Hu on the global warming nonsense bandwagon.

4 posted on 09/06/2007 1:24:35 PM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (PS: I Don't Like The Clintons.))
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To: fweingart

Memo to W; F’gettaboutit.


5 posted on 09/06/2007 1:25:31 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: decimon

Let’s see what he does about Kyoto in the last couple of days before he leaves office. I’m betting he’ll sign it.


6 posted on 09/06/2007 1:26:10 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Meanwhile, the Mexican trucks begin rolling across the border today!


7 posted on 09/06/2007 1:26:28 PM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (PS: I Don't Like The Clintons.))
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To: decimon
two of the world's worst polluting nations

What nonsense.

8 posted on 09/06/2007 1:27:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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To: decimon
Bush call for action on global warming

And just where, did the President say this.

Working on "climate change" is a whole different game.

9 posted on 09/06/2007 1:28:16 PM PDT by digger48
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To: fweingart
Meanwhile, the Mexican trucks begin rolling across the border today!

Did they finally come across? Last I heard the Teamsters were protesting, and blocking their entry. It was only a 5 sec blurb on the radio, I could be wrong.

10 posted on 09/06/2007 1:28:41 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Fred and Hunter 08)
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To: decimon

To hell with GW, Bush should ask HU where Hsu is?


11 posted on 09/06/2007 1:31:52 PM PDT by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: decimon

The most useful action would be to sacrifice as many environmentalists as possible to Gaia.


12 posted on 09/06/2007 1:33:46 PM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: decimon

The liberals have such a different mindset. I watched The Daily Show the yesterday, and Stewart was interviewing some schmuck who wrote a book about the earth without us. They were wondering how the earth would survive without humans, if it would miss us, and if we add anything?!?!

Are you kidding me? The earth is ours, we’ll use it, and regardless of what we do to it, it will continue to be the 3rd planet. It may not be hospitible to us, (if we blow up a bunch of nukes), but it will continue.


13 posted on 09/06/2007 1:36:14 PM PDT by brownsfan (America has "jumped the shark")
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To: processing please hold
Let’s see what he does about Kyoto in the last couple of days before he leaves office. I’m betting he’ll sign it.

I'm thinking this is some toro caca to sidestep the Kyoto treaty. But you could be right.

14 posted on 09/06/2007 1:38:25 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Once again GW doesn’t have a clue.


15 posted on 09/06/2007 1:43:20 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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To: The Forgotten Man
To hell with GW, Bush should ask HU where Hsu is?

Where's Hsu?

Who?

Hsu.

Who's Sue?

You have Hsu?

No Sue. You?

Just Laura.

16 posted on 09/06/2007 1:43:24 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Ben Mugged

I’m afraid you’re right.


17 posted on 09/06/2007 1:46:52 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: decimon

* sigh * Is he actually trying to alienate what remains of the “base?”


18 posted on 09/06/2007 1:51:11 PM PDT by Ingtar (The LDS problem that Romney is facing is not his religion, but his Lacking Decisive Stands.)
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To: decimon

I guess the “debate is over”, huh GW.?

Seems like more than one debate is over as far as President Bush is concerned.

Regards


19 posted on 09/06/2007 1:51:22 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: decimon
resident Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao, leaders of two of the world's worst polluting nations, called Thursday for greater international cooperation in tackling climate change without stifling economic growth.

Maybe we could get China to send about a billion people to the sun to turn down the thermostat.
20 posted on 09/06/2007 1:52:44 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: decimon
We can only hope that the President is just throwing the enviro-whacko’s a verbal bone.

He has plenty of actual threats to our well-being to worry about and doesn’t need to waste one minute on this hoax.

21 posted on 09/06/2007 1:54:17 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: All

Anyone think the Chinese will agree to anything that costs them anything? I hope I’m right that this is a charade.


22 posted on 09/06/2007 1:58:17 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I guess the “debate is over”, huh GW.?

Seems like more than one debate is over as far as President Bush is concerned.

Regards


23 posted on 09/06/2007 1:59:13 PM PDT by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment..)
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To: decimon
I believe that we have been given mere lip service from him up until now. His true face is coming out. If not him, it's only a matter of time before we do. If unclos is approved by the senate this month, joining Kyoto will be a moot point.

Example:

"Article 212 of the treaty states, in part, "States shall adopt laws and regulations to prevent, reduce and control pollution of the marine environment from or through the atmosphere... States, acting especially through competent international organizations... shall endeavor to establish global and regional rules, standards and recommended practices and procedures to prevent, reduce and control pollution."38 This sounds like a directive to impose Kyoto Protocol-style regulations designed to reduce state emissions of greenhouse gases. These gases are emitted through the use of the very products the energy industry sells.

Backdoor implementation of the Kyoto Protocol might be advanced by arguing that U.S.'s anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (one-quarter of such emissions world-wide) are warming the planet causing irreparable harm to coral reefs, home to the world's most biologically-diverse marine ecosystems."

Bush is pushing to have this ratified in the senate this month.

24 posted on 09/06/2007 2:08:12 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: Ingtar

Legacy mode engaged. Jettison the conservative cling-ons, and activate the defense bots - set bots to Goracle 2000 configuration, with compassionate environmentalist emulation at 65%. Set frequency to ivory-tower grant-junkie, hold phasers on ‘nation build’, and set shields to Amnesty 2008 (2% power). Correct final approach vector to Zulu Zulu Third-World.

Mrs Clinton, I give you the bridge. See you again in 2016.


25 posted on 09/06/2007 2:08:45 PM PDT by M203M4 (May the cankles of Herr Heinous rest lightly upon us)
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To: vetsvette
We can only hope that the President is just throwing the enviro-whacko’s a verbal bone.

Don't bet the farm on it.

26 posted on 09/06/2007 2:09:53 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: All

How can any real conservative still support GWB. This is liberal nonsense.

Of course, the difference between Clintons and Bushes is that the Commie Chinese dont need to bribe Bushes...


27 posted on 09/06/2007 2:20:39 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (FantasyCollegeBlitz.com)
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To: decimon
LOL, I imagine they are both laughing their arses off in private.

As if they think, that we think, that they can control the weather.

Too bad, I dispise this kind of pandering, when pols or corps do it.

28 posted on 09/06/2007 2:24:07 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: decimon
the issue of climate change bears on the welfare of the whole humanity and sustainable development of the whole world

The issue could do all that if it gets out of control. Climate change itself appears to be over, and Sen Ted Stevens, who is old and has been through all this before, also says so.

29 posted on 09/06/2007 2:24:46 PM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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Bush is going to tackle global warming without stifling economic growth. That must be something like flooding this nation with cheap, illegal labor and letting the taxpayers foot the bills employers avoid. Someone has to pay for all the nonsense.


30 posted on 09/06/2007 2:29:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: decimon
Oh, I almost forgot to mention this.

Make sure you read the last two paragraphs.

More than 50 world leaders to attend UN climate change meet

It will be held in Washington.

31 posted on 09/06/2007 2:31:01 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: pallis
That must be something like flooding this nation with cheap, illegal labor and letting the taxpayers foot the bills employers avoid. Someone has to pay for all the nonsense.

Agreed.

32 posted on 09/06/2007 2:37:45 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: All

Good grief, I’m close to being the Bushbot in this thread. Maybe it’s just a passing thing.


33 posted on 09/06/2007 2:42:20 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Good grief, I’m close to being the Bushbot in this thread.

Now, now. This too shall pass.

Never forget.....

"See you at the signing." With that statement he told us what he thought of us.

34 posted on 09/06/2007 2:50:08 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: M203M4
Mrs Clinton, I give you the bridge. See you again in 2016.

LOL!

That's about the size of it.

35 posted on 09/06/2007 2:50:53 PM PDT by MamaTexan (~ How can we be a free country if government controls everything? ~)
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To: decimon

He’s dancing around the carbon trading issue. I think Australia and Britain threatened an Iraq pullouts if Bush didn’t make noise about “climate change”,


36 posted on 09/06/2007 3:09:22 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: decimon
Bush also was to push for expanded trade with Pacific Rim nations and appeal for help in getting stalled global trade talks going again.

Ooops. Seems the Prez has forgotten his Fast Track Authority has lapsed. He has no right or authorization to be asking any foreign countries for new deals. Period.

37 posted on 09/06/2007 3:20:18 PM PDT by Paul Ross (Ronald Reagan-1987:"We are always willing to be trade partners but never trade patsies.")
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To: Travis McGee; Turbopilot
Hu had suggested the United Nations should be the one to spearhead climate control efforts. Price said that wasn't necessarily contradictory with the Bush approach.

We have a nutcase in the White House!

38 posted on 09/06/2007 3:23:30 PM PDT by B4Ranch ("Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.")
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To: decimon

I can’t believe George (41) and the Mrs. spawned this nincompoop.

Is this the result of his having been an alcoholic?


39 posted on 09/06/2007 3:29:14 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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Is this the result of his having been an alcoholic?

Silver spoon syndrome. Yes, that can be taken more than one way.

40 posted on 09/06/2007 3:31:58 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Thank you.


41 posted on 09/06/2007 3:34:57 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: digger48
You're right! The article's title is not precisely correct!!!

He does NOT call for action on "global warming!"

42 posted on 09/06/2007 3:43:39 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Thou shalt not steal!!! Our greedy governments in Sacramento and Washington hate competition!!!)
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To: processing please hold
Let’s see what he does about Kyoto in the last couple of days before he leaves office. I’m betting he’ll sign it.

It's meaningless unless it is ratified by the Senate. In any event, Kyoto is dead.

43 posted on 09/06/2007 3:46:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: brownsfan

The earth was here before we got here and will be around long after we are gone.


44 posted on 09/06/2007 3:47:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SierraWasp

I don’t believe many read the article.

Bush has been very careful to always say “climate change”, not global warming.


45 posted on 09/06/2007 3:52:39 PM PDT by digger48
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To: chaos_5
Teamsters stated they wouldn't disrupt. Too bad!

Where's Jimmy Hoffa when he's needed?

(Oh, I know. Part of 675.

46 posted on 09/06/2007 3:55:26 PM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (PS: I Don't Like The Clintons.))
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To: processing please hold
FYI: Clinton already signed it on Nov 12, 1998
47 posted on 09/06/2007 3:56:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: decimon
One of them is a proposal to eliminate tariffs on environmental and clean-energy technologies. In his talks with Hu, Bush invited the Chinese leader to consider doing the same, said Dan Price, a presidential economic adviser on the National Security Council.

It was reported that Hu then laughed and said, "Don't call me, I'll call you."

48 posted on 09/06/2007 4:31:51 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Naomi Hunter Petrie: 1913 - 2007. Rest in peace, Grandma.)
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To: kabar
Sorry for delay in responding. Our power's off. Bad storm came through. On generator.

FYI: Clinton already signed it on Nov 12, 1998

I know. :(

It hasn't been ratified yet though.

49 posted on 09/06/2007 5:09:54 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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To: kabar

Kyoto’s back door is unclos.


50 posted on 09/06/2007 5:11:37 PM PDT by processing please hold (Duncan Hunter '08) (ROP and Open Borders-a terrorist marriage and hell's coming with them)
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