Halting vs braking?
Bush climate plan said too little, too late
On Wednesday, President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to halt the growth of U.S. emissions by 2025, toughening a previous goal of braking the growth of emissions by 2012. The United States and China are the top emitters.
I don’t understand how allowing oneself an extra 13 years to achieve what appears to be the same goal is “toughening” it. Is this a typo, or am I misreading it?
Several readers were confused by this. The intended distinction was between HALTING and BRAKING – that is, between stopping and merely slowing – but it doesn’t seem to have been clear enough: GBU Editor