NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger predicted Friday that an international deadlock over how to deal with global warming will end once President Bush leaves office, while a leading expert warned of dire consequences if urgent action is not taken.
Schwarzenegger spoke at a conference at Yale University in which 18 states pledged to take action on climate change. He noted a dispute over whether the U.S. should commit to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions before China and India do the same.
"But I think the deadlock is about to be broken," said Schwarzenegger, a Republican like Bush.
Schwarzenegger said all three president candidates would be great for the environment and predicted progress after one is inaugurated.