Planet Gore

Congratulations, Gordon Brown!

You have the biggest carbon footprint of all the hypocritical eco-leaders in Europe:

Terra Eco, a French environmental Web site and magazine, named British Prime Minister Gordon Brown as the winner of its first award for European leaders who proclaim concern about climate change, but who also generate significant carbon emissions themselves.

According to Terra Eco, in 2008 Mr. Brown generated a larger carbon footprint than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Mr. Brown was responsible for the equivalent of 8,400 tons of CO2 from domestic and international plane travel, according to the publication, which based its calculations on information from other journalists and aviation experts. Mrs. Merkel placed second with 7,400 tons, followed by Mr. Sarkozy with 7,100 tons and Mr. Zapatero with 6,700 tons.

But the real question, how does Mr. Brown stack up against Al Gore?
Maybe a Planet Gordon™ franchise is in order.