Oil Industry Dampens Global Warming

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Ford, British Airways and even British Petroleum have called on the world's richest nations to take urgent action on global warming. At next month's G8 Summit Prime Minister Tony Blair wants a global plan to cut greenhouse emissions. At his Wednesday news conference with Blair, President Bush said the US is "acting" to deal with climate change. But it's no secret that US policy on greenhouse gasses is at odds with that of Britain and most other industrial nations. Now, newly uncovered documents indicate an important oil industry role in White House policy-making. Have the economic concerns of big oil trumped the science of climate change? We hear more about the politics of science and global warming from environmentalists and legal watchdogs.
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