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Bush Addresses Climate Conference

President calls on conference to find a new approach for dealing with climate change.

President George Bush addressed the Climate Change Conference in Washington on Friday. He said the work at this conference needs to bring about a new approach to climate change. Fifteen major world economies gathered in Washington last Thursday and Friday to discuss climate change.

"We must lead the world to produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions," Bush said. "And we must do it in a way that does not undermine economic growth or prevent nations from delivering greater prosperity for their people."

According to USDA Global Climate Change Director Bill Hohenstein, that's a tall order considering that the U.S. and other nations differ on how to do that.

"Ultimately the President is hoping the leaders of these major economies can come to some consensus," Hohenstein said. He says it will likely take several more meetings to accomplish that goal.

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