Apparently this is not a joke perpetrated by the Yes Men.
President Bush is preparing an astonishing U-turn on global warming, senior Washington sources say.This is going to put everyone in a fix, if true. Pro-environmentalists will have to decide whether to still attack Bush's plans for not being good enough (and surely they won't be) even while trying to embrace his new direction. And what will Republicans do? Especially the ones who have been claiming it's all a big hoax? Will there be a significant anti-fact caucus left in DC after this about-face? And will this all make moot Al Gore's planned new book? Stay tuned.
Over the past few days rumours swept the capital that the "Toxic Texan" would announce his conversion this week, in an attempt to reduce the impact of a major speech tomorrow by Al Gore on solutions to climate change.
The White House denied the timing, but did not deny that a change of policy was on its way. Sources say that the most likely moment is the President's State of the Union address in January.