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Bush Switching Sides on Global Warming

So says this article in today's UK Observer, which says George W. will make climate change "one of the keynotes of the State of the Union address" later this month, according to Prime Minister Blair officials (and a Greenpeace spokesperson).

Talking Politics readers will recall that the Bush administration implicitly conceded on global warming two weeks ago, when it decided to recommend listing the polar bear as endangered due to the melting ice caps.

The Observer article says that Bush will suggest emissions caps, but details are murky. Plus, a SotU promise isn't necessarily a guarantee -- how's that manned mission to Mars coming?

Nevertheless, this is a major conversion for the global warming folks. And it comes on the heels of Exxon's withdrawal from the war on climate change. So, how will the right react? (Mr. Jacoby?)

Update: A senior Bush administration official tells Reuters the Observer's story is untrue. The plot thickens.

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