Americans want Bush to work on climate change

As the G8 summit begins in Scotland, the Financial Times reports that 94 percent of Americans believe we should reduce greenhouse gas emissions and join with the rest of the world in fighting global warming.

According to the Program on International Policy Attitudes, which conducted the study, these results are nothing new.

"This is a common pattern among Americans in this debate," said Steven Kull, PIPA director. "They want the U.S. to do its share."

Regardless of Bush's assertion that joining the Kyoto Protocol would have "wrecked our economy," the PIPA survey found that 73 percent of Americans should join in the treaty.

In all, the poll found very reassuring numbers for everything from giving companies tax incentives to reduce emissions, increasing fuel economy for cars, and even incurring economic costs in order to fight global warming.

What's even more unsurprising, but much more frustrating, is that Bush still insists we need "more research" on global warming, thinly disguised code-words for "doing nothing."

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