For the first time since he came to the White House, the Current Occupant will tonight talk about what is popularly known as global warming. Soon we’ll have analyses of how serious the White House effort will be, but for now, the big question is: Will the Prez actually say the words "global warming?" Or will he, as the the press release from the White House suggests, stick to "climate change?"
Chris Mooney has an amusing post pointing out that in his past State of the Union speeches, Bush has uttered the word God many times, but climate change or global warming…never. Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal has a thorough round-up of industry thinking on climate change, called "The New Consensus," that subtly points out that even notorious denier Exxon corporation is talking about "how to structure emission constraint"…a step the White House still will not consider.