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“The administration's position on global warming due to greenhouse gases is purely and simply smoke and mirrors,” says Albert Gore (D-Tenn.) and “is an insult to the intelligence of anyone who looks at it.”

Testifying before the House Health and the Environment Subcommittee, the Tennessee Democrat noted that the administration is hiding behind rhetoric by saying that it promises to stabilize greenhouse gases in the year 2000, not by the year 2000. This, Gore said, means that any year after 2000 is not covered, nor is any year between now and 2000, and that the administration will attempt to reduce greenhouse gases for 1 calendar year only, with no long-term solutions to the problem.