By NNN-Prensa Latina
Washington : US President George W. Bush expressed his concern on Friday on the effects of climate change, but refused to commit his country to policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He reiterated his refusal to accept quotas to limit greenhouse emissions and called on countries to act prudently and develop clean technologies without affecting their economies.
Bush concluded a meeting among the most polluting countries with a call to give priority to industrial development to benefit the people and put ecologic policies on the back burner, despite obvious signs of the planet’s deterioration.
The US president said his administration takes global warming very seriously and convened another meeting for mid 2008. However, he left a final agreement on the issue pending until then.