On September 28, 2007, President George W. Bush spoke at a “conference” on climate change in Washington. The speech and the “conference” were widely viewed as political efforts to obscure the Bush administration’s overall lack of interest in taking serious steps to reduce carbon pollution.

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D. R. Tucker is a Massachusetts-based journalist who has served as the weekend contributor for the Washington Monthly since May 2014. He has also written for the Huffington Post, the Washington Spectator, the Metrowest Daily News, investigative journalist Brad Friedman's Brad Blog and environmental journalist Peter Sinclair's Climate Crocks.