Monday, May 07, 2007

Bush proposes spending cut on climate change

A colleague of Paul Ehrlich notes:
Tom Brewer has posted a brief analysis of the US administration's proposals for the fiscal year 2008 climate change budget, which is now before the Congress for its consideration. The proposed amounts for the Climate Change Science Program represent a 1.6% real, inflation-adjusted reduction over fiscal 2007 - and 22.8% less in inflation-adjusted, constant dollars compared with five years ago. The proposal for the International Assistance component represents a 10.1% real increase over fiscal 2007 - but is nevertheless 31.5% less in real terms compared with five years ago. These and other details are available for free downloading at

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