Can’t hear? Or don’t want to acknowledge the message?

Matt notes another one of those hearing problems like the WMD causation or yellowcake issues. In this one, an ex president is bashing a current president, which is a rather recent phenomena in itself.

Clinton, in an applause-filled appearance at the Montreal meeting, said President Bush was “flat wrong” to claim that reducing greenhouse-gas emissions to fight global warming would damage the U.S. economy.

As Matt notes,

Early in Bush’s presidency, he explained his opposition to the Kyoto Protocol. He said he opposed it “because it exempts 80 percent of the world, including major population centers such as China and India, from compliance, and would cause serious harm to the U.S. economy.”

It was the Senate in 1997 that voted 95-0 against the Kyoto treaty stating that harm to economy was a concern. Nothing happened until the new administration took office. What has happened since is a lesson in Media Bias as well as a lesson in rational action. But you have to really have a sharp eye on the news to note the agreements – with those major population centers – and other actions to reduce greenhouse gases.

The current administration does more than talk. But there seems to be little listening and even less notice of action – except to complain about it.

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