SOTU: I Stayed Awake for This?

The Intersection
By Chris Mooney
Jan 24, 2007 6:20 PMNov 5, 2019 10:15 AM


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Bush's treatment of global warming in the State of the Union address was pretty uninspiring, unless you like vagaries. I have a Seed piece going up about this today so I won't say more, except to point out the actual language so you can see for yourself:

America is on the verge of technological breakthroughs that will enable us to live our lives less dependent on oil. And these technologies will help us be better stewards of the environment, and they will help us to confront the serious challenge of global climate change.

Well, at least the preceding stuff about fuel economy standards was pretty good. And now Bush has finally mentioned "climate change" in a SOTU speech. Updating my previous calculations, we can now say that across his six SOTU addresses, Bush has mentioned "God" 14 times, and "global warming" or "climate change" once. To me that speaks for itself.

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