By Dan Shapley
Tony Blair, who stepped down as prime minister of England yesterday, should be given the job of global environmental cop, according to one in a wide-range of speculating voices. The LA Times today suggested that the U.N. needs a global environmental agency to enforce global warming-related programs, and that none other than Tony Blair should head the agency. In his own country, Blair's environmental record is somewhat mixed, because his passionate pleas and programs to combat climate change failed to prevent an increase in carbon emissions during his tenure. Al Gore has remade himself as the most effective environmental spokesman since his fall from politics, so why not Blair? The world is changing - and not just its climate. If the world is ready for more action, maybe Blair is the man. The LA Times thinks so, according to the May 11 story.