Excellent interview of Bush on a variety of topics. Lots of the same old same old on Iraq: "I never had doubts" blah blah lbah. I wonder how many sons and daughters of the US have to die before doubts do begin.
His position in farm subsidies surprised me, especially after his stand on Steel tariffs.
I was most interested in his energy policy. My favorite quote?
BUSH: I believe we're going to be able to have coal-fired plants that have zero emissions.
[waits for Janelane, resident energy chick...]
Finding cleaner energy sources and population control is the solution to global warming (assuming that the human influence in the equation is correct). The causes of global warming are not well understood... 98% of greenhouse gases are not produced by man and even though there is an apparent correlation to the human consumption of fossil fuels, 70% of the warming happened 10 years before the industrial boom. Also there is a similar correlation between sun cycles and global warming, but this has yet to be proven as a cause as well.
Legislation at this point would drive energy prices to INSANE, and they're already through the roof. Doing so might also have little impact on the effect of global warming since the cause is only suspected. We are likely within decades of finding an energy solution, I'm willing to bet that there is a higher chance of that having a positive effect than the chance of the world melting within that same time. Wrecking the economy for a ritual karmatic solution is silly.
RE: UK Bush Interview: Enviroment, Trade, Africa, Iraq