Of all the people to jump on the Blame-Bush-Bandwagon, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is now claiming that,
… global efforts to fight climate change are likely to go more smoothly once U.S. President George W. Bush leaves office early next year.”
Yes, this is the same Prime Minister whose government was viewed as one of the lone instigators (along with the United States) of climate inaction at the last major round of international talks on climate change in Bali, Indonesia.
Mr. Harper is no doubt realizing that being seen as a government in bed with the Bush administration on environmental policy is no way to garner more political support in a country that views the environment as a top issue and the US president less favorably than North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.
A US national poll out today might also explain Harper’s sudden Bush-bashing ways. The CNN poll shows that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has jumped out ahead of his Republican rival John McCain by 5-points.
Unimaginable change are in the air. Hopefully they will lead to changes in our ever-warming atmosphere.