A Baffling Ozone Policy

George Bush has come under heavy fire for failing to live up to his promise to be the Environmental President. Last month he infuriated environmentalists by arguing that action against the threat of global warming should wait for more research. The man behind that go-slow position was John Sununu. An announcement by the U.S. delegate to a United Nations meeting in Geneva last week came as a further shock: the U.S. will oppose the creation of a new $100 million fund to help developing countries avoid using chlorofluorocarbons.

CFCs, used as refrigerants and solvents, are believed to be destroying the planet's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!