By MATT CRENSON
AP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Maybe it's the weird winter weather, or the
newly Democratic Congress.
Maybe it's the news reports about starving polar bears, or the
Oscar nomination for Al Gore's global warming cri de coeur, "An
Whatever the reason, years of resistance to the reality of
climate change are suddenly melting away like the
soon-to-be-history snows of Kilimanjaro.
Now even George W. Bush says it's a problem.
For years, the president and his supporters argued that not
enough was known about global warming to do anything about it. But
during last week's State of the Union address Bush finally referred
to global warming as an established fact.
"These technologies will help us be better stewards of the
environment, and they will help us to confront the serious
challenge of global climate change," Bush said in proposing a
series of measures to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent in
Washington Wakes up to Global Warming
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