Monday, October 19, 2009

UK Brown: 50 days to save the world

You have to wonder what kind of psychological mindgame is behind this, because by now the alarmists must have realized that the more they try to scare us with ridiculous armageddon predictions of what will happen if we don't destroy civilization, the less people take them seriously. Are they trying to con us into accepting a less absurd, watered-down view of climate change, also known as night turning into day, or the passing of the seasons?

BBC -

The UK faces a "catastrophe" of floods, droughts and killer heatwaves if world leaders fail to agree a deal on climate change, the prime minister has warned.

Gordon Brown said negotiators had 50 days to save the world from global warming and break the "impasse".

He told the Major Economies Forum in London, which brings together 17 of the world's biggest greenhouse gas-emitting countries, there was "no plan B".

World delegations meet in Copenhagen in December for talks on a new treaty.

'Rising wave'

The United Nations (UN) summit will aim to establish a deal to replace the 1997 Kyoto treaty as its targets for reducing emissions only apply to a small number of countries and expire in 2012.

Mr Brown warned that negotiators were not reaching agreement quickly enough and said it was a "profound moment" for the world involving "momentous choice".Read it all if you want.