NBC Promotes Green Agenda in G-8 Summit Report
Soaring food and energy prices are dealing a tough blow to the world economy, but that shouldnâ€™t stop the United States from spending loads of money to appease climate change alarmists, according to NBC.
The July 6 â€śNightly Newsâ€ť featured a segment about the G-8 Summit under way in Japan. With oil prices exceeding $140 a barrel and food inflation causing riots around the world, NBC correspondent John Yang determined the summitâ€™s efforts on climate change were the most pressing issue.
â€śMr. Bush is to meet Chinese President Hu Jintao this week on the sidelines of the G-8 Summit â€“ where leaders will talk about soaring gas and food prices and the thorny issue of climate change,â€ť Yang said. â€śOfficials want to build momentum toward next yearâ€™s deadline for a global agreement to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for climate change.â€ť
President George W. Bush in April announced his support for establishing federal emissions reduction targets with a goal of stopping greenhouse gas emission growth by 2025. That wasnâ€™t enough for â€śNightly News,â€ť which still managed to find a global warming alarmist with anti-Bush sentiments to bash his efforts.
â€śI think frankly the other leaders have given up on getting much from this presidency and theyâ€™re waiting until the next administration takes office next year to try to close the deal,â€ť Alden Meyer of the liberal advocacy group the Union of Concerned Scientists said to â€śNightly News.â€ť
â€śHeâ€™s [Fukuda] tried to use the summit to show the way, demonstrating energy-saving Japanese technology in a zero-emissions house,â€ť Yang said.
According to Yang, the summit went all out with the green theme â€“ even creating a press center out of â€śrecycled and reusable materialâ€ť and cooled with 8,000 tons of snow from the surrounding area. He didnâ€™t say how organizers brought in the snow to the press center.