US close to climate change concessions
Ewen MacAskill and agencies
The United States is edging towards important concessions on climate change at this week's G8 summit, it has been revealed.
US President George Bush is now ready to concede that climate change has scientific basis, and that collective action is required over global warming. Until now, Mr Bush has adopted an intransigent position, insisting there is no scientific basis to conclude that there is such a phenomenon as global warming.