July 18, 2008 at 2:49 am 2 comments

It was his final summit with the Group of 8, the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia as well as the United States. President Bush, the most senior member of the group, was attending his eighth summit, and for years he withstood pressure to take a firmer stand against global warming.

His final words to the likes of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”

While many have dismissed this comment as a poorly conceived joke, I can’t think of a more frank, emblematic statement from a president who still refuses to acknowledge the severity of global climate change.
Respected World Leaders (and George W. Bush)

Respected World Leaders (and George W. Bush)

The American leader, who has been condemned throughout his presidency for failing to tackle climate change, ended a private meeting with the words: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
Mr Bush, whose second and final term as President ends at the end of the year, then left the meeting at the Windsor Hotel in Hokkaido where the leaders of the world’s richest nations had been discussing new targets to cut carbon emissions.

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