Painting Bush Green

How the White House is portraying President Bush as a longtime supporter of the efforts to combat global warming.

"President Bush is widely considered one of the world's most prominent skeptics of global warming. But to hear White House officials tell it, the world's view of him is wrong.

In recent days, White House officials have made a special effort to argue that Bush has always been concerned about climate change. Moreover, they say, he has long acknowledged that human activity may be a significant factor."

"Members of both parties are scrambling to get ahead of each other - and ahead of public demands - to take measures against the threat."

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