Let me begin with–WHATA JOKE! Bush does not have a plan!
He went on TV and announced his new plan and from what I have heard it will start when the Kyoto Protocol lapses in 2012. Is this a plan? His thing calls for all countries in the G8 and Australia, to come together and work out a plan to save the environment. Why now? The only answer one can give is–POLITICS! AGAIN!
He wants to include India and China who were left out of the original Protocol, not a bad thing, but to wait another 5 years before the US enters into these talks is just plain stupid and very generous to the industries that are doing most of the polluting.
This is just an opportunity for the Pres to appear to be doing something about something that he has ignored for 7 years. It also gives the industrial sector an extended timeline before they actually have to do anything to save the environment. Before they have to spend some of the profits they have been making for the last 20 years.
Also it will give the Repubs something to use in the elections–they will then have a plan they can start building a case for and finding scientists that will help them sell the idea. That should not be too dificult, because money will talk for them.