'GREEN LIGHT' FOR US CLIMATE DEAL SUPPORT.TONY BLAIR Noun 1. Tony Blair - British statesman who became prime minister in 1997 (born in 1953)
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair, Blair hopes to sign George Bush up for a new deal to fight global warming global warming, the gradual increase of the temperature of the earth's lower atmosphere as a result of the increase in greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution. .
It follows the US president's announcement he plans to cut Americans' dependence on foreign oil.
After resisting international action to cut greenhouse gases, he wants US drivers to cut petrol use by a fifth in 10 years.
In his annual State of the Union address “State of the Union” redirects here. For other uses, see State of the Union (disambiguation).
The State of the Union is an annual address in which the President of the United States reports on the status of the country, normally to a joint session of Congress (the , Bush said: "For too long our nation has been dependent on foreign oil. This dependence leaves us more vulnerable to hostile regimes and to terrorists."
Blair said the speech made him "optimistic" for an international agreement including the US. He suggested it could be signed at the G8 meeting this summer, his last major conference as PM.
Blair added: "I think there is a different attitude around the world on this issue."