Tuesday, 17 November 2009
My friends, that's surely the message from our very own Private Frazer, Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Remember back in mid-October when he warned us we face a "catastrophe" of floods, droughts and killer heatwaves if world leaders fail to agree a deal on climate change?
Addressing the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, he pronounced there is "no plan B" if agreement is not reached at December's UN summit in Copenhagen. Warming to his sunny theme he added that negotiators have 50 days to save the world from global warming.
Well everyone, we're now told by none other than the Obamessiah himself that time has run out to secure a legally binding climate deal at the summit and there is no choice but to delay a formal pact. What other conclusion can Frazer/Brown reach than that of our unavoidable and impending doom? Surely we should all start preparing are Armageddon Survival Packs now.
That is, of course, unless he was merely grandstanding, simply indulging in empty posturing and hyperbole, looking for the crisis which justifies government intervention.
That couldn't be true...could it?