Condoleezza Rice on Climate Change

Condeleeza RiceU.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice spoke at a meeting of the 16 top polluting countries in the world at a two day conference hosted by U.S. President George W. Bush. BBC News reports the following:

Ms Rice challenged leaders to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels by shifting toward energy sources that would reduce global warming – without harming their economies.

She said climate change could not be dealt with entirely as an environmental question but “in a way that does not starve economies of the energy that they casino need to grow”.

“Though united by common goals and collective responsibility, all nations should tackle climate change in the ways that they deem best,” she said.

Translation: “You guys can go ahead and fight climate change all you want, and we’ll keep on doing nothing since we think that doing something will hurt our oil industry.”

Way to toe the party line Ms. Rice.

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