According to a survey published in the local newspaper, The Londoner, ninety—three percent of the city's inhabitants believe that global warming is a serious problem. Even allowing for the usual pollster shenanigans this is an astonishingly high number. London's Mayor Ken Livingstone was very pleased with the findings and had this to say:
Our poll reveals just how big an issue climate change has become over the last year — virtually everyone in London now recognizes that this is a problem.
This is the same Ken Livingstone whose views are so extreme that they got him expelled from Labour, no small feat with a party whose left wing is populated with socialists of a hardened sort. But this level of kookiness is just fine with the Londoners who welcomed Ken the Red with open arms and in effect made him Mayor for Life.
All this should give hope to Al Gore whose movie is certain to resonate with London audiences even though it is not doing very well in quarters more sane. I would not be all that surprised if London decided to make him an honorary citizen. He would surely fit right in.
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