Saturday, March 22, 2008

In the British Virgin Isles, the fruitcakes gather

Don't forget Richard Branson's interest in global warming; he sees the dollar signs.

At island retreat, Branson and friends seek to save a world 'on fire' - International Herald Tribune:

NECKER ISLAND,British Virgin Islands: Richard Branson was lounging under the starry midnight sky on this palm-dappled speck of an island recently when he popped a sobering question.

"So, do we really think the world is on fire?" Branson, the British magnate and adventurer, asked several guests, as a manservant scurried off to fetch him another glass of pinot grigio.

What he wanted to know was whether his high-powered visitors, among them Larry Page of Google, Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia and Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, thought global warming threatened the planet.

Branson does - and so did most of his guests.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Er JIMMY WALES? Doesn't Branson even check the internet? Wales is involved in the mother of all sex and money scandals for 3 weeks now

http://www.valleywag.com/tag/jimmy-wales

G.W. Denier said...

True that...these guys are going to fix the "world on fire" and they can't even fix their own personal lives.