The End Is Near!  If you’re not too busy on or about December 8th, make a note that on that fateful day climate change will wreak its final vengeance on the world’s polluters–and on everyone else.

At least that’s the view of the increasingly-odd British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Well, not exactly.

According to the BBC, Brown did say on October 19th in London that “negotiators had 50 days to save the world from global warming and break the ‘impasse’ ” or face “catastrophic” floods, heat waves, and droughts for which there is “no Plan B:”

So, that’s all, folks!  Either the world gets its act together when nations gather in December in Copenhagen to try to scrap the Kyoto Protocol, or there is no hope, no future, no planet to speak of as of December 8th. 

Sort of.

He did temper his remarks by adding that, ”within the lifetime of our children and grandchildren the intense temperatures of 2003 could become the average temperature experienced throughout much of Europe.” 

By the time our grandchildren are affected, much of Europe will be Islamic so maybe we should seek answers in the Qu’ran?

Absent from Brown’s hot, bleak forecast was any allusion to looking behind that curtain and discovering the charlatan who cites one miserable European summer and ignores all the true science that points to global cooling over the past decade. 

Mr. Brown, faithfully carrying on Obama’s Panic Philosophy despite being repeatedly rebuffed and insulted by the American president and with his Labour Party headed for a jolly good trouncing in the next election, seems a desparate bloke who would admit to Brit atrocities in Ireland if it would garner a few votes.

The man needs a feather in his tweed cap even if it means scaring the living bejesus out of Britons.

Also on the climate change front, New York Times’ environmental reporter, Andrew Rivkin, has come up with yet another muddled, liberal idea.

Why not, Rivkind suggests, make children the equivalent of smokestacks and award carbon credits to families who families who limit procreation to a single offspring?

Carbon credits or carbon offsets are a unique Kyoto invention involving bartering a ton of carbon emissions for each offset or credit.  In other words, a boon to Third World countries which belch little carbon onto the air and to Wall Street, which would sell the credits. 

Rivkind later backtracked, saying, heaven forbid, he wasn’t endorsing the idea and just tossed it out on the table for discussion.

However, he is on record asserting, “Probably the single-most concrete and substantive thing an American, young American, could do to lower our carbon footprint is not turning off the lights or driving a Prius, it’s having fewer kids, having fewer children:”

Sure sounds like an endorsement to me!

It seems libs aren’t content with advocating all abortions, all the time, to save mothers and the world.  Now they’re pushing the Communist Chinese Plan of one kid per couple, that is, unless Aia and Taj have the yuan to bribe their way to a bigger family.

Finally, China.

The Chinese are a historically and genetically inscrutable people and have nowhere exhibited that inscrutibility moreso than in the climate change debate.

Yes, certainly, of course, definitely, we are concerned about carbon footprints, global warming, all that stuff that so exercises the Western World.  But, don’t expect us to do a damned thing about it aside from issuing statements.

China and its partner in climate crime, India, correctly contend the developed West is far ahead of their countries in industrialization.  Therefore, China and India are entitled to play catch-up, even if that effort means building a dirty-coal energy plant a week in China.

In the U.S., we can’t build a clean-coal plant.

China’s enigmatic position, which un-diplomatically could be termed hypocrisy, was exemplified by its pledge of “climate cooperation” at the same time it refused to cooperate:

Almost simultaneously with a phone chat between Obama and China’s President Hu Jintao, “A Chinese foreign ministry statement quoted Hu as telling Obama, ‘Even though there are still many problems that need to be solved in the current negotiations, as long as all parties join hands and strive hard, there is still hope that the Copenhagen meeting will achieve positive results.’ ”

Diplomatically, Hu was telling Obama, “We’ll pretend to play your game and work really hard but those ‘many problems’ preclude China from any serious efforts to play that game.”

Private Message to PM Brown, the Times’ Rivkind, and President Obama: The only people who buy into climate change are you and your misguided ilk.  Listen up to Hu Jintao.  At least he has his nation’s best interests in mind.