Memos Reveal Ronald Reagan And Bush Sr. Warned Of Climate Change Threat
Faux Conservatives, of course. The propaganda about what a “great conservative” Reagan was is quite embarrassing now. Rush Limbaugh should rightly apologize for the lies told over the years. Republicrats.
Recently released confidential internal memos of the Reagan and elder Bush White Houses reveal they knew about global warming and warned that climate change posed a national security threat.
An investigation by Joby Warrick of the Washington Post published Thursday shows a startling difference in the tone and rhetoric of the Republican party of the 1980s on environmental issues, including climate change, compared to the GOP candidates currently running for office. The Post obtained 11 confidential internal memos of the Reagan and elder Bush White Houses – obtained via the Freedom of Information Act – that showed consecutive Republican administrations far more concerned and engaged on the environmental issues than their current counterparts.
The documents portray senior officials in the two Republican administrations pressing for an aggressive response to international environmental issues of the day – including, during Bush’s term, climate change. The memos reflect the moderate stance on climate change adopted by Republican leaders both in the White House and in Congress throughout the 1980s and 1990s.
Here’s an example from a State Department memo in Feb. 1989 in a newly inaugurated George H.W. Bush administration: