Climate Change is Underway:
The Bush Administration Agrees

 

In August 2004, the Bush Administration officially stated that climate change is real and is being caused by human activities. That conclusion came in a report to Congress from the Administration's Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Energy, and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In that report, the Bush Administration stated:

Comparison of index trends in observations and model simulations shows that North American temperature changes from 1950 to 1999 were unlikely to be due only to natural climate variations. Observed trends over this period are consistent with simulations that include anthropogenic forcing from increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols.

 

In a new report approved by the Bush Administration in 2008, the federal government's U.S. Global Change Research Program stated, "There is clear evidence that human-induced warming of the climate system is widespread."

 

 

"In order to stop climate change, we have to change things very, very dramatically. We have a very big job ahead of us."

John Marburger, President Bush's science adviser (2005)

 

 
 
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