Global warming activists have suggested that Prime Minister Tony Blair give up his personal holiday travel around the world, to set an example as a carbon dioxide conscious citizen. Blair has responded by telling them to bugger off.
As it turns out, addressing climate change the Blair way won’t involve any significant sacrifices for the citizenry, like, say, no longer doing things that cause CO2 emissions. He has cautioned his countrymen not to set “unrealistic targets” in their personal life, adding, “It’s like telling people you shouldn’t drive anywhere.”
According to his spokesman, Blair believes that policies that end up “hurting the domestic or the world economy” are the wrong way to go. That’s good news for the Brits, of course. How a nation like the UK is going to meet its Kyoto obligations without less consumer travel or any negative impact on the domestic economy, however, is still a closely guarded government secret.