Friday, December 04, 2009

Organised oration over...

Not green Brown (see update) and nil Al. It seems Al Gore, the man who two years ago collected a Nobel peace prize, has cancelled his scheduled lecture due in Copenhagen next week. You could feel this was a follow-on from last month when he was booed by a crowd of 200 protesters in Palm Beach [Palm Beach Post]. It has been suggested that billing him as "President of the planet" (oh purrleeeze...) could have been one reason for that episode; one sign read: "Gore's Favorite Green Product? Your money in his pocket". Brilliant. I guess he was really shaken when confronted by more - quite serious - protesters at a book signing in Chicago this week (links to YouTube). I can't think WHY he has cancelled? Anyone know...?

Update: Now the shit [Brownstuff] is really going to hit the fan: Gordon Brown has come out and said,

"With only days to go before Copenhagen we mustn't be distracted by the behind-the-times, anti-science, flat-earth climate sceptics,"... ..."We know the science. We know what we must do. We must now act and close the 5bn-tonne gap. That will seal the deal."

From The Guardian, my emphasis. Unbelievable. Who gives him these lines? He KNOWS half the country is sceptical. His scorched earth policy and the treasury printing presses will have managed to put off tax rises before the next General Election, and now, as I've long suspected, he's making sure he deosn't win it! He also seems to have missed the obvious point that if we "know the science" why is there so much money being invested into trying to "prove" it? Surely, if what he is saying is true [snigger] it's proven?

Well we know what he thought of the "green" issue before: earlier this year we were told by Jonathon Porritt the Government's chief environmental adviser via an interview with The Independent newspaper that Gordon Brown doesn't [didn't?] "see the environment as important and spent years as Chancellor preventing British domestic action on climate change".

"...during his time at the Treasury Mr Brown did not "get" climate change and saw the environment as "middle class stuff".

Porritt claims that the environment is no more important to Brown than when he was Chancellor".[Link] (the interview was back in July).

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