Benevolent Dictator

I just finished playing the Climate Challenge game at the BBC website, where you take over as president of the EU for 100 years to save the world from SUV’s and the like. Here are the results of my iron fist:

During your presidency, Europe emitted a very low level of carbon emissions, which is likely to result in global temperatures increasing by 1.4-2.6°C. You substantially outperformed a mid-line forecast for carbon dioxide emissions created by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC). Well done!

You left the economy in ruins. Hyper-inflation and joblessness are endemic across Europe. People are starving and crime and lawlessness have taken hold. Extremists have become more influential and threaten to undo any good you did during your presidency.

You were the most popular leader most voters could remember and aimed to please when selecting policies. Some critics said that you did so only to avoid tackling difficult issues, but their voices were drowned out by the crowd.

Now that’s the sign of a good ruler! People love you even though they’re starving!

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