our own dear PM heads the list at 8,400 tonnes of CO2 in 2008. Merkel follows at 7,400 tonnes, then Sarko at 7,100 and Zapatero at 6,700. Berlusconi and Putin are not listed, for some reason.However, there is hope for Brown as Croydonian goes on to note, because it looks like he's been done up like a kipper by dodgy statistics. The irony of such a thing has certainly made me chuckle. Croydonian writes,
Mildly amusing though all this, the figures have scarcely more credibility than if they had been pulled out of thin air, as Downing Street refused to tell the mag the types of aircraft Brown used. Knowing that he uses 747s, 777s and 757s, they averaged the emissions of the three. How about that for data integrity.C'est la vie! That's what happens if you refuse to answer bland questions. No doubt Downing Street would argue that it offsets all Brown's travel by planting trees anyway.