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Fact Checking the State of the Union

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NPR did a great story on fact checking the recent State of the Union address. Check out the section on climate change. The basic analysis is that though Bush says he is committed to addressing climate change internationally, he really just wants to create a new agreement that looks for new solutions but does not affect emissions. Internationally, his plan "is seen as a way to doge the mandatory commitments in the U.N. system." Some of the candidates, the Democrats and John McCain, are espousing a mandatory cap & trade system and strengthening international agreements. Congress currently seems unlikely to pass anything ground-breaking.