8 Dumb Things George W. Bush Said About The Environment

This is arguably the easiest headline to write and article to research, but if/when you're in need of a laugh, check out 8 Dumb Things George W. Bush Said About The Environment.

You have to be sure that there are many other quotes out there, probably even more baffling and/or incredible, but this collection is pretty impressive.

Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000: "Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods." (Source: Treehugger)

Wait, wha?  Hemispheric means 'ubiquitous'?  And even then, it's not true.  But, I guess we can at least figure out where he's coming from?

This quote, on the other hand, is (a) indicative of a complete disconnect from reality and/or (b) consistent with his disingenuous and malicious attack on the environment:

Washington, D.C., January 6, 2009: "The new steps I've announced today are the capstone of an eight-year commitment to strong environmental protection and conservation."

Yikes.