Sierra Club Home Page   Environmental Update  
chapter button
Explore, enjoy and protect the planet
Click here to visit the Member Center.         
Search
Take Action
Get Outdoors
Join or Give
Inside Sierra Club
Press Room
Politics & Issues
Sierra Magazine
Sierra Club Books
Apparel and Other Merchandise
Contact Us

Join the Sierra ClubWhy become a member?
Backtrack
Sierra Main
In This Section
  January/February 2003 Issue
  FEATURES:
Untracked Utah
When Uncle Sam Wanted
Us
Downhill Slide
Are You Big Foot?
 
  DEPARTMENTS:
Ways & Means
One Small Step
Letters
Lay of the Land
Profile
Good Going
The Hidden Life
The Sierra Club Bulletin
  Grassroots
 
Search for an Article
Back Issues
Information
Submission Guidelines
Advertising Guidelines
Current Advertisers
Contact Us

Sierra Magazine

Printer-friendly format
click here to tell a friend

Lay of the Land

Everglades Restoration | Green Campaigns | W Watch | Biological Diversity | Bold Strokes | Contaminated Waterways |Safe SUV Myth | Exxon Valdez | Renewable Energy Mitigation Program | Updates

W Watch: Keeping Tabs on George W. Bush

Global Warming? All Gone!

By Reed McManus

After rejecting the Kyoto treaty, the Bush administration has found another way to make greenhouse-gas emissions disappear: For the first time in six years, the EPA has omitted a section on climate change from its annual assessment of U.S. air pollution. The agency says that the overview is meant to track pollutants that directly affect humans, like carbon monoxide and particulate matter. But the report, "Latest Findings on National Air Quality: 2001 Status and Trends," still includes a section on ozone-layer depletion–an indirect worldwide pollution problem like global warming, but one that has been tackled successfully through the coordinated efforts of the United States and other countries (see "Ways and Means,"). It’s too bad the ozone victory, rather than the "out of sight, out of mind" approach, hasn’t guided the Bush administration.

Up to Top


HOME | Email Signup | About Us | Contact Us | Terms of Use | © 2008 Sierra Club